Ortiz Getting Sued By Jay-Z

Rapper Jay-Z sues David Ortiz over nightclub name

NEW YORK — Jay-Z and a business partner are suing slugger David Ortiz, claiming the Boston Red Sox star named his Dominican nightclub after the mogul’s chain of 40/40 clubs.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Manhattan Federal Court, accuses Ortiz of naming his Santo Domingo club Forty-Forty in the hopes of trading in on the rap star’s fame.
The suit seeks over $5 million in damages and for Ortiz to forfeit any use of the 40/40 name.
Jay-Z’s string of bars can be found in Manhattan, Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
“David Ortiz is fully aware of Plaintiff’s Manhattan 40/40 club, since he had been a patron there on several occasions before he opened his Infringing Forty/Forty club,” the lawsuit states-Full Story
Got to side with Jay-Z on this one.. Everyone knows the 40/40 club and assoicates it with him. Not sure how Ortiz didn’t think this could be an issue. Even though Ortiz’s club is called forty/forty it still is def. confusing to the customer who would think there is an affiliation with Jay-Z. I say the outcome of this is Ortiz should have to rename it to the “Can’t Hit Club”.

Chowdaheadz Goes to Bat with Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids

Chowdaheadz announced today that they have teamed up with the Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids charitable organization as an official retailer of the latest “Yoooouk” t-shirt. For every one of these “Yoooouk” t-shirts sold, $5.00 from the proceeds will be donated to Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids. That’s right, this t-shirt was made in agreement with his charity and we want to sell as many as we can to help Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids.
For all you Chowdaheadz out there who love Yoooouk, this is the perfect t-shirt for you! Printed on a unisex sized t-shirt that runs true to size this is a great tee to show your love for your favorite Sox infielder. Also available in youth sizes too. Grab one today and support a great cause!
This promotion lasts until June 30, 2010.
To order yours, please visit http://www.chowdaheadz.com/youuuk-hits-for-kids-t-shirt-unisex.html.
About Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids
Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids is a charitable organization founded by Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis, dedicated to rallying local and corporate support for charities and organizations focused on the health and wellbeing of children. Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids teams up with existing community-based children’s charities and medical research programs in New England and in Kevin’s home town of Cincinnati, to help them raise money and awareness.
To learn more about Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids, to make an online donation, or to simply volunteer your time, please visit http://www.youkskids.org/.


Take Part in Our 2nd Annual “Put Your Socks On” Day

The Red Sox kick off the 2010 season this Sunday April 4th at Fenway Park against the rivaled Yankees. To support our Sox on Opening Night, Charlie Chowdahead also declared this Sunday as our 2nd Annual “Put Your Socks On” Day. To participate, just put your Red Socks on in the morning and wear them all day with pride in excitement for the first pitch at 8:05 PM.
For those of you Chowdaheadz, who don’t own a pair of Red Socks yet, don’t worry you still have time to gear up! Just visit http://www.chowdaheadz.com/red-socks-white-heel-toe.html to order your very own pair today and your socks will be on their way within 24 hours!


Gear Up For St. Paddy’s Day

For all your Irish Chowdaheadz out there, it’s time to gear up for Saint Patrick’s Day again! There are only two more weeks left to grab your favorite green items before the leprechaun comes to Beantown for 2010. Check out our “All Things Green” section to get your favorite green gear and receive 10% off your entire order. Also, for a limited time only, our popular Boston Shamrock Kelly Green T-shirt is on sale at a wicked pissah price for only $9.99.
Another great reason to go green…the Annual Southie Parade!
What: 2010 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Where: South Boston
When: Sunday March 14th at 1:00pm
Start: Broadway ‘T’ Station
End: Andrew Square
The Newest Addition to the "All Things Green" Section The Newest Addition to the "All Things Green" Section

It’s Time To Go Green!

The Boston Celtics have a tough schedule coming out of the NBA All-Star Break and despite what critics say, they are not taking this schedule lightly. Instead, they are looking at the second of season as a chance for a fresh start. 
“You remember it, break it down, understand what you’ve been doing right and been doing wrong, and instead of half a season, we look at it like a whole new ballgame,” said Paul Pierce. “A fresh start. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.’’
Last night, the Celtics started a four game, five night road trip in Sacramento, CA. The Celtics did prevail in the final minutes of the game, knocking down key free throws and going on to beat the Kings, 95-92.
The Sacramento Kings, despite only having 18 wins on the season, gave the Celtics problems all night long with their young and talented starting five. The Big Three combined for just 13 of 47 from the field and the team missed a total of 50 shots on the night.
The Celtics’ reserves were the real story of the game though, combining for 44 points off of the bench. Eddie House had 12 out of those 44 connecting on four 3-pointers and Rasheed Wallace chipped in with 17. The bench was a huge part of the Celtics’ success at the beginning of the season, and the C’s will need more production from them if they are going to be contenders in the post season.
A win is a win, even if it was ugly. “It’s a win.” Said Doc Rivers after the game, “I don’t know what tone it’s going to set, but we get a win and now we’ve got to move to the next game, and that’s how we’re approaching the next 31 now. We’re not looking ahead, we’re not sending messages, we’re just trying to win this game and get better tonight and focus on the next game. The whole trip, we’re not looking at. We’re looking at the next game. That’s the way we have to be right now.’’
The Celtics have 31 games left to play. Despite their woes before the All-Star Break, they still sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference Standings. Their focus must continue to be one game at a time.
Next stop: Los Angeles
Thursday could be a big day in Celtic Nation. The trade deadline is at 3:00 PM, when all rumors will either come to life or to fruition. Big trade or not, the Celtics are also scheduled to take on the Lakers in LA at 10:30 PM ET on national television. So, be sure to tune in for what is sure to be an eventful day.
To gear up for the second half of the season, Charlie Chowdahead has declared “It’s Time To Go Green!” Just order anything in the “All Things Green” Section and receive 10% of the entire order! Enter coupon code: GOGREEN2010 at checkout.


Get Your Free Pair of Boston Red Socks!

Fellow Chowdaheadz, order $35.00 more today and get your own free pair of Boston Red Socks. These socks are made with a white heel and a white toe just like the ones your favorite boys of summer wear. Order now, just in time for the departure of the Red Sox equipment truck from Fenway Park on Friday!
Remember, you must add them to your shopping cart. Your order total must also be $35.00 or more after any coupons or discounts.


Rondo and the Celtics Cool Off Heat

The Boston Celtics have been hampered by injuries all season long. Their injury woes continued on Monday against the Washington Wizards when their Captain Paul Pierce went down with a strained left mid-foot in the first quarter.
Despite the most recent injury to Pierce though, the Celtics managed to pull out a win over the Miami Heat at the TD Bank Garden last night, 107-102. Rajon Rondo was the spark the Celtics needed to win the game and his logged minutes (44:11) show it.  He filled the offensive void left by Pierce, connecting for two 3-pointers and scoring 22 points on the night. Ray Allen dropped 23 points on 7 for 15 shooting and Eddie House chipped in with 16 off the bench.
The Celtics did miss Pierce on the defensive end. In fact, they really did not play defense for most of the game, letting the Heat shoot close to sixty percent from the field for the first three quarters. Yes, the defense did win the game. Tony Allen’s big steal on Dwayne Wade in the final seconds sealed the game, but that wasn’t the whole story.
There were three reasons why the Celtics won last night: they out-rebounded the Heat (41-31), they moved the ball around on offense (29 assists), and they have a great point guard in Rajon Rondo. The Celtics had 15 offensive boards as a team; Rajon Rondo collected four of them. He was also instrumental in the distribution of the basketball, dishing out 16 of the Celtics’ 29 assists. To say Rondo led the Celtics’ offensive is an understatement. He controlled the tempo and put the Celtics in position to win the game even without one of the Big Three in the lineup.
The Celtics play again tomorrow night at the Garden against the lowly New Jersey Nets. Paul Pierce is listed as day-to-day. If Pierce is scratched from the starting five, whose turn is it to fill the gap? Is it Rondo’s time again?


Wake Me Up For Spring Training

Happy Groundhog’s Day! Unfortunately the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania and as a result, it is predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter this year.
For the Red Sox though, spring is just a little bit closer.  Spring Training is less than three weeks away and players and fans, alike, are starting to come out of hibernation in anticipation of the 2010 baseball season. There is one person who never went into hybernation this off-season: Red Sox General Manager, Theo Epstein. Instead, he was too busy making big deals that brought John Lackey, Mike Cameron, Marco Scutaro, Adrian Beltre, and Joe Nelson to Boston. Epstein is also not fazed by Phil’s prediction that there will be six more weeks of winter. Epstein told a select group of Sox fans at a recent luncheon at Fenway Park, “The best way to get excited about Spring Training is to have a snow storm and have it freezing outside… Yeah, we’re definitely ready to get down there.” Like Theo Epstein, I too, have spring fever. However, I do not need anymore snow to get excited about Spring Training.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Fort Myers, FL for Spring Training on February 19th and position players are scheduled to report down south on February 23rd.
 So until then, I am going back into hibernation. Just make sure to wake me up for Spring Training… http://www.chowdaheadz.com/slogan-of-the-day.html