WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:MLB: LA Dodgers at Boston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox, WEEI-FM 93.7)NBA: Dallas at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (ESPN)NBA: Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)NHL: Toronto at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)NHL: Tampa Bay at Colorado, 9:30 p.m (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
-- David Ortiz is working the FOX Sports World Series pregame show this October and before Game 1 on Tuesday night he brought out some of his souvenirs from the other years the Red Sox have been in the Fall Classic.
The Red Sox also gave Ortiz an MVP ring in 2013.
He added, “You know how they like to hang out, like grapes, all together.”
Rodriguez was not wearing his one, single World Series ring for the broadcast.
-- Rajon Rondo insists he did not spit on Chris Paul during the Lakers’ brawl with the Rockets on Saturday and said Paul not a “good guy.”
"This is the only time I'm going to address this," Rondo said on Tuesday. "I had a mouthpiece in my mouth and I (was) exasperated because I was about to tell him to 'get the (expletive) out of here.'”
"Look at my body language (in the video),” he continued. “My hands on my hips. I turn away for a second. Look at Eric (Gordon) and Melo (Carmelo Anthony) in the video. If they saw me spit, they would have turned their face up or something. They had no reaction."
Rondo, Paul and Brandon Ingram were all suspended for their roles in the brawl. Ingram was given a four-game suspension. Rondo was not thrilled to be suspended for three games while Paul only got two.
Rondo said he threw a punch because Paul pointed a finger in his face.
"It's bigger than basketball now, for you all, for the league, that side over there trying to spin this like ... this whole spitgate," Rondo said of the media. "Trying to blame me without being accountable for anything he did to provoke the situation."
Paul began serving his suspension on Sunday night and Rondo and Ingram began serving theirs on Monday night.