Mike Napoli’s finger dislocated after dive and looked gross

Mike Napoli finger

Mike Napoli left Tuesday’s Boston Red Sox game against the White Sox in Chicago in the ninth inning after dislocating his finger on a head-first dive into second base, and let me tell you, his finger looked pretty gross.

Napoli walked with one out in the inning and was trying to advance to second on a wild pitch and made it safely, though his finger did not. Dustin Pedroia came in to pinch run for him.

Though Napoli dislocated his finger, doctors re-set it and confirmed it was not broken. Scott Lauber says the team has not ruled Napoli out for Wednesday:

The Sox are already without Shane Octoberino and Will Middlebrooks, and Pedroia has a wrist injury. The last thing they need is Napoli out.

If Napoli does miss time, he’ll join Yasiel Puig and Josh Hamilton on the list of stars who have hurt themselves diving into bases this season.

Mike Napoli hit a 460-foot home run off Anibal Sanchez (Video)

Mike Napoli hit a moon shot off Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez during Game 5 of the ALCS on Thursday, marking his second home run of the series. Napoli’s home run came in the second and was the first run of the game. Boston added three more runs and went up 4-0 before allowing runs later in the game, but they held on for a 4-3 win.

The distance on Napoli’s homer was estimated at 460 feet, which is a rarity in the playoffs. You don’t see too many home runs in the postseason that are clobbered that badly. You also don’t see too many balls hit that far at Comerica Park at night in October.

Napoli, who is a streaky hitter and can carry a team when he’s hot, has now gone 6-for-12 (.500) with two home runs, two doubles and two RBIs in the last three games. That was after going 2-for-17 (.118) with eight strikeouts in Boston’s first six playoff games. He is definitely getting hot at just the right time.

As for the home run, well that drew tons of praise from his teammates. Catcher David Ross went to the “Bull Durham” line.

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Mike Napoli gets his tan on at Fenway Park


The Boston Red Sox are gearing up for Game 1 the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, and by all indications the team is feeling pretty relaxed. That is especially true for Mike Napoli, who enjoyed the beautiful weather in Boston on Friday by sunning himself on the pitcher’s mound at Fenway Park.

WBZ-TV producer Joe Giza first captured the photo you see above, which seems to show Napoli and John Lackey getting a feel for the angle of the sun to figure out where they should spread out their beach towels. Napoli figured it out:

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Rachel Starr gets tickets from Mike Napoli, is escorting in San Francisco

When “adult film” actress Rachel Starr talked about meeting up with Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli after Tuesday’s game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, was it for business or pleasure?

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A few alert tipsters pointed out to LBS that Starr is in San Francisco this week working as an escort. That’s what it says on her Eros.com profile:

Rachel Starr’s first ever tour to San Francisco – available Tuesday, August 20th through Friday, August 23rd – Exclusively thru the contact below. Get in touch via text msg or email now!

So does Napoli get the complimentary service, or does he have to buy his date like everyone else? The slugger hooked Starr up with some tickets for Tuesday’s game, a 3-2 loss to the Giants:

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Davey Johnson: Nationals couldn’t date porn stars because we can’t score

Davey-Johnson-Joe-Maddon-weird-wussBoston Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli was a popular topic of discussion on Wednesday after adult film star Rachel Starr tweeted that she was excited to hang out with him in San Francisco on Tuesday night. Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson had by far the best comment of all.

Johnson accused the hosts of The Junkies on 106.7 The Fan of being really “raunchy” during his weekly appearance on the show, which prompted Jason “Lurch” Bishop to bring up the topic of Napoli dating a porn star.

“Mike Napoli is dating a porn star,” Lurch said. “That’s probably what you heard.”

Johnson followed that up with a classic shot at his own team.

“Well none of my guys could because we can’t score,” he said.

The Nationals have scored four or less runs in 10 of 17 games in the month of August. They have gone 9-8 during that stretch and lost ground on the division-leading Atlanta Braves, who have the NL East all but wrapped up with a 15-game lead in the division.

Long story short, Johnson’s comment was hilarious and perfectly timed.

Porn star Rachel Starr is excited to hang out with Mike Napoli

Mike-Napoli-Red-SoxBoston Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli has been nursing a foot injury and Tuesday night’s contest with the San Francisco Giants will mark miss his fourth straight missed game. However, it appears he is still in for a pretty fun evening.

Thanks to the wonderful world of Twitter, Napoli’s postgame plans have become public. On Tuesday afternoon, porn star Rachel Starr tweeted that she is excited to be hanging out with one of her very close friends after the game in San Francisco. That friend is Napoli.

From the sound of it, Starr and Napoli have hung out before. When fellow pornstar Kendra Lust tweeted at Starr to tell her to have a good night, Rachel responded with the following.

And you thought Rob Gronkowski was the only big-time athlete in Boston who likes to kick it with adult film stars? If we had to pick one guy on the Red Sox roster who we thought would hang out with porn stars, it would be Napoli. Remember, this is the same guy who wore this incredibly inappropriate shirt to a Christmas party one week after judging a Hooters bikini contest. Game over.

UPDATE: Starr is also working as an escort in San Francisco this week.

H/T Barstool Sports

Mike Napoli shows some skin at the plate


Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is not the first MLB player to leave the top buttons on his jersey undone. Plenty of guys do it on warm days without caring if they look like slobs, but there is usually an undershirt involved. On Sunday, Napoli took that entirely out of the equation.

As you can see from the photo above that was posted on Reddit, Napoli decided to show some skin during Boston’s loss to the Detroit Tigers. He has always been one of those “screw the top buttons” guys, but usually Napoli has an undershirt on. It’s a lot less weird when he does, and we’re hoping he brings it back for the next game. No one needs to see that.