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David Ortiz delivered a heartfelt message to the fans at Fenway Park on Saturday, but it wasn’t exactly rated PG.
Ortiz, speaking about the week’s events, proclaimed, “This is our [expletive] city.”
The message drew a huge ovation from the crowd, as Ortiz seemed to put into words exactly how many Bostonians have felt this past week in the wake of Monday’s Boston Marathon tragedy. It’s not every day you see an athlete suddenly drop the F-word when addressing 35,000 fans, though.
According to Ortiz, the vulgarity wasn’t pre-planned.
“It just came out,” Ortiz said after the game. “If I offended anybody, I apologize, but I feel like this town needs to be pumped.”
The fans at Saturday’s game certainly were pumped, and they were even more pumped when Daniel Nava launched a three-run home run in the eighth inning to help lead the Red Sox to victory. Regardless of the outcome, though, it was obvious this game meant a lot to everyone in the ballpark.
“This past week man, I don’t think there
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On Saturday, longtime Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz addressed the Fenway Park crowd with an emotional speech. It came on the heels of arguably the toughest week any Boston citizen has ever experienced.Ortiz uttered several hearfelt and colorful words during the FCC approved speech, but the most memorable line came when he proudly exclaimed "This is our f*****g city,"...
A Red Sox star used blue language, but he won’t be fined any green for his emotional reaction the day after police captured marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
To the contrary, longtime Boston icon David “Big Papi” Ortiz’s use of profanity has been Federal Communications Commission-approved.
In a ceremony before the Red Sox took on the Kansas City Royals at a...
David Ortiz was the perfect person to address Red Sox fans during the an emotional pregame tribute at Fenway Park. The organization paid their respect to all those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.
The Red Sox held a moment of silence for those who lost their lives and honored the first responders, heroes and law enforcement officials for their bravery.
At that point Ortiz...
“This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say ‘Red Sox,’ it says ‘Boston. We want to thank you Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, the whole police department for the great job they did this past week. This is our (expletive) city.”
That was David Ortiz yesterday before the Red Sox played the Kansas City Royals. Ortiz displayed an abundance of emotion that many people were...
Go get ‘em, Big Papi!
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