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    Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

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    Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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    Major League Baseball

    2014 Avg.
    .263
     
    Career Avg.
    .285
    Name  David Ortiz
    Born  11/18/1975
    Height  6-4
    Weight  230
    Number  34
    Position  DH
    Bats  L
    Throws  L
    3/21/2015 10:12:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hasn't played since Monday and will miss the entire weekend as well, according to a Boston Globe report.
    Insight: He first dealt with "general soreness" and now is sick. Neither should keep him from Opening Day. Despite his age, now 39, Ortiz continues to pump out productive season after productive season. He cracked both the 30 HR and 100 RBI marks the past two seasons.
     
    3/18/2015 10:02:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hasn't played since Monday and will miss the entire weekend as well, according to a Boston Globe report.
    Insight: He first dealt with "general soreness" and now is sick. Neither should keep him from Opening Day. Despite his age, now 39, Ortiz continues to pump out productive season after productive season. He cracked both the 30 HR and 100 RBI marks the past two seasons.
     
    9/28/2014 11:14:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Sunday.
    Insight: Ortiz is dealing with a wrist injury. He will likely finished 2014 batting .263 with 35 home runs and 104 RBI.
     
    9/27/2014 10:54:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Saturday.
    Insight: Ortiz is dealing with a wrist injury and probably won't play in the final two games.
     
    9/26/2014 3:33:00 PM
    Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Friday.
    Insight: Ortiz is dealing with a wrist injury and probably won't play in the final three games.
     
    9/25/2014 3:38:00 PM
    Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the lineup against the Rays on Thursday.
    Insight: It is ashame for fantasy owners because Ortiz has great numbers against Jeremy Hellickson in his career. But the Red Sox feel content in not giving it their all the last week. Yoenis Cespedes will be the designated hitter on Thursday.
     
    9/25/2014 10:35:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is hitting .385 with three home runs and four RBI against Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson in his career.
    Insight: Ortiz had the day off on Wednesday, but with this matchup, we expect him to be back in there on Thursday. He should be in your lineup too.
     
    9/24/2014 11:56:00 AM
    Description: Wednesday is not the day to start Red Sox DH David Ortiz in your fantasy lineup.
    Insight: He's just 1-for-10, a single, against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Big Papi has hit 35 homers and knocked in 104 runs this year, the eighth time he's put together a 30-100 season.
     
    9/21/2014 10:58:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is getting the day off on Sunday.
    Insight: It is just a routine day of rest for Big Papi. He continues to rake the ball, as he is third in the AL with 35 homeruns and tied for third with 104 RBI. Ortiz has shown no signs of a decline, just yet.
     
    9/20/2014 10:03:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 3-for-5 with the game-winning home run on Friday against the Orioles, but should not be in fantasy lineups for Saturday.
    Insight: That's because he's an ugly 2-for-24 (.083) without an extra base hit against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman. Ortiz has once again put up solid power numbers with 34 homers and 102 RBI, this just isn't a good matchup.
     
    9/19/2014 10:58:00 PM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz hit 3-for-5 with the game-winning home run on Friday against the Orioles.
    Insight: Ortiz actually opened up the Red Sox scoring with a solo home run in the fourth. He drove in a run on a single in the fifth as Boston took a 3-1 lead. Then in the 10th, he hit a two-run bomb to give the Red Sox a 5-3 victory. It was Ortiz's fifth multi-home run game of the year and second of September.
     
    9/18/2014 3:40:00 PM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is back in the starting lineup on Thursday.
    Insight: Ortiz was away from the Red Sox for a week tending to a private family emergency. He is starting at first base on Thursday in Pittsburgh.
     
    9/17/2014 4:07:00 PM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
    Insight: Not unexpected as they are in an NL city and there is no DH available. Ortiz is batting just .263, but with 32 home runs and 99 RBI. He might get one start out of the three-game series.
     
    9/16/2014 4:00:00 PM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in Tuesday staring lineup.
    Insight: Ortiz left for a family emergency Sunday but should be back in time for the game. They are playing in Pittsburgh which means no DH, however, so he likely would only start one of the three games anyway.
     
    9/14/2014 6:51:00 PM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz left Sunday's game against the Royals due to a family emergency.
    Insight: Ortiz has already left to return home to the Dominican Republic. Fantasy owners should not count on him to play in Pittsburgh at the beginning of next week.
     
    9/9/2014 11:57:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is just 2-for-21 (.095) against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.
    Insight: Ortiz isn['t hitting for a high average this season, but he's still knocking them out of the park (32 HR) and knocking in runs (98). I just wouldn't expect him to add to the list Tuesday.
     
    9/7/2014 10:28:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup on Sunday.
    Insight: It looks to be just a day of rest for the 38-year-old. Yoenis Cespedes will DH Sunday.
     
    9/5/2014 12:02:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz cracked a pair of home runs Thursday night against Yankees pitching.
    Insight: Ortiz isn't the best DH this season, that award will go to Victor Martinez, but Ortiz has done his job of knocking in runs. He's hit 32 homers and is just two short of his eighth 100-RBI season.
     
    9/3/2014 10:12:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is a lifetime .550 hitter (11-for-20) versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
    Insight: Ortiz has been in and out of the lineup of late including a routine day off Monday. He's just 2-for-15 over his last four games, but this favorable matchup should get him going again. He's batting .263 on the season, but producing solid numbers with 30 HR and 95 RBI. Start him.
     
    9/1/2014 10:30:00 AM
    Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is out of the lineup for Monday against Drew Smyly and the Rays.
    Insight: Ortiz has been in and out of the lineup of late with various nicks and scrapes, but had a nice 4-for-7 history against Smyly so this is a bit of a surprise. Napoli will be the DH, despite an 0-for-7 mark against the left-hander.
     

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

      Updated:

      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

      Updated:

      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

      Updated:

      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

      Enter to win tickets to Nitro Jam

      The Great 38 is giving tickets to Nitro Jam. Enter below for your chance to win. More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | March 14-15 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun events happening in Tampa Bay this weekend! More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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