go to MSN.com
Found May 16, 2013 on The Other Paper:
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox

Via The Other Paper:

Back on April 20, while addressing the crowd at Fenway Park's first home game after the Boston Marathon Bombing, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz delivered a memorable quote — emphasized with the now-famous words, "this is our f------ city!" And to help raise money for the One Fund Boston charity, Big Papi is using those same words to raise money for the victims of the attack by putting them on a baseball bat.

Ortiz's quick pregame speech in the midst of a Boston tribute that came in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing made headlines when he used the F-word.

And now, anyone can buy a bat with that phrase emblazoned on the inside of the barrel available at big papi.com.

If you prefer "Nobody's going to dictate our freedom" to the "this is our f------ city" quote, you have an option to pick the former. But it sounds like the cool thing will be choosing the R-rated version.

The Red Sox designated hitter announced that in conjunction with Marucci Sports he'll be selling customized bats, and 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to the One Fund Boston and other sources of victim support.

More from The Other Paper:
3 Comments:

  • Not your town BP.. kids live there - totally inappropriate- kids are watching you
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

David Ortiz Blames Oblique Injury For Recent Slump

    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has gotten off to a hot start this season, even after missing some time with an Achilles injury. However, in the last week or so his average has slowly dipped after an extended slump during a key series against the Texas Rangers and later against the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays. In fact, he went hitless in the Jays series.  Speculation...
ABOVE SCRUTINY

Ortiz: Column not reason for slump

David Ortiz was off to a scorching start before a controversial column was published. He then went in a small slump and said the column was not to blame.

David Ortiz selling bats with Boston marathon quote

credit: getty images David Ortiz uttered the now-famous words, “this is our f—— city!” at Fenway Park after the Boston Marathon bombing. Now the Red Sox slugger is raising money for the One Fund Boston charity by selling bats with his quote. The bats start at $125 with al of the proceeds going to the charity. For $500 the bat will be signed by Ortiz. Fans interested in the...

David Ortiz Appears to Be ‘Over’ Oblique Strain, Back to Full Strength (Video)

Since his 27-game hitting streak was snapped last Wednesday, David Ortiz has struggled at the plate. Starting that night against the Twins, Ortiz proceeded to go 1-for-17 over four games, dropping his average more than 80 points (to .333) before manager John Farrell gave him a night off  on Sunday. Big Papi went just 1-for-4 in his return to the lineup on Tuesday, but that one hit...

David Ortiz Finds Simple Solution to Red Sox’ Offensive Woes, But It Isn’t Easy One (Video)

Don’t ever confuse “simple” with “easy,” especially when it comes to baseball. David Ortiz found a simple solution to help the Red Sox drive in more runners in scoring position, but it was anything but easy. Big Papi’s first-inning jolt got the Sox moving in the right direction against Matt Moore and the Rays, but now it’s up to the rest of the offense to continue finding...

David Ortiz selling autographed bats with “Boston Strong” inscriptions to benefit The One Fund

Tweet   A few days after the city was victimized by the bombings at the Boston Marathon the Red Sox held a ceremony at Fenway Park prior to their first game at the stadium since the tragedy took place. A video tribute was played. There were marathon volunteers along the Green Monster. Boston Police commissioner [...]

David Ortiz to sell autographed ‘This Is Our F@#%ING City’ bats with proceeds going to OneFund

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz put his effort where his mouth is. He is selling autographed bats with 100-percent of proceeds going to the OneFund.

Big Papi creates customized bats to support marathon victims

On April 15, the city of Boston was thrown into chaos after multiple bombs were exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  Five days later, Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz spoke to fans before a Red Sox game and uttered the now famous words, "This is our F-ing city." Ortiz, who has lived in Boston for nearly a decade, has chosen to move beyond the rousing speeches...

Big Papi adding injury to insults

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer Criticism from the media doesn’t affect the way David Ortiz plays. A sore oblique, however, is a different story. And Big Papi revealed last night that that’s the reason for his week-long slump. AP Photo/Charles Krupa John Farrell said that Ortiz’s bench time during Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays was just a routine day off...

John Farrell Aware of David Ortiz Injury, Slugger Anticipates Return to Pre-Injury Form Soon (Video)

David Ortiz didn’t look like an injured man in the first inning of Tuesday’s Red Sox-Rays matchup. The slugger pulled a high inside fastball into the right field seats for a three-run homer, but ESPN.com reports that he has been battling a sore oblique muscle for the last few games. Ortiz says he should be feeling better and hitting again soon. Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed...

3 Stars of the Game: Game 39

The Red Sox offense jumped off to a quick start in Tampa before fizzeling out and not providing much more entertainment for the rest of the evening. Tampa's starter needed a little bit more time to warm up before the game, giving up 3 runs in the first inning before settling down into a grove that confused batters and made him the leagues first 7-0 pitcher this year. Here are...

Overseas Fan - why the Red Sox

In the previous article in this series, you were introduced to the elusive Overseas Fan that lives far away from the Boston Red Sox. We pick up where we left off. So how did I get to be a Red Sox fan? My current job brings me to the US a few times a year and as luck would have it, our offices are just outside of Boston. I got to go to my first Fenway game in May 2010. It was...

Video: Moore Pitches Rays Past Red Sox, 5-3

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the 1st inning to put the Boston Red Sox out front. But after that Matt Moore settled down and the Tampa Bay Rays picked up five runs in the 4th on their way to a 5-3 win. {mp4remote}http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2013/05/15/mlbtv_27131471_1200K.mp4{/mp4remote} For more slices of Red Sox goodness, head over...

David Ortiz Batting Cleanup Despite Sore Oblique Muscle As Jon Lester, David Price Square Off in Tampa Bay

A Jon Lester-David Price matchup looks good on paper, but other evidence suggests that Wednesday night’s Red Sox-Rays matchup could favor the hitters. Lester and Price both allowed just one earned run and received no-decisions the last time they met, in a 10-inning game the Red Sox won 2-1 on April 13. Since then, Lester has had his up and downs, and although he one-hit the Blue...

3 Stars of the game: Game 42

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer It took extra innings but the Red Sox won their 3rd straight game, their second coming from behind late to pick up the win against the Twins tonight. Great starting pitching held the Twins to only 2 runs and 4 hits. Here are your 3 stars of the game: Star 3: Johnny Gomes The twins made the mistake of walking Stephen Drew in the 10th inning to load...
Red Sox News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Steelers RBs Bell, Blount arrested together for marijuana

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested Wednesday afternoon following a traffic stop, reports the Associated Press. Bell, Blount and a female passenger were arrested for marijuana possession. According to the Associated Press, traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro driven by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after officer Stafiej, who...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago

Report: Volcano threatens Penn State-UCF opener in Ireland

A volcano is threatening the Penn State-UCF season opener in Ireland.
Via Gamedayr
4 hours ago

Report: Jon Lester returning to Boston ‘a long shot’

The consensus since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline has been that Lester, a free agent at season’s end, very well may end up back in Boston next season. But, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Lester returning to Boston this upcoming winter is viewed as a long shot. Back in Spring Training, the Red Sox offered Lester a four...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago

Report: Suns looking to trade Eric Bledsoe

TweetThe free agency stand off between restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns may be nearing an end soon. According to a report from Fox Sports 910 host Jude LaCava, the Suns are very much open to the idea of trading Bledsoe: “I’ll tell you this, and I think this is the first time it’s reported,” Jude LaCava said on Tuesday. “I do believe in my NBA...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 hours ago

No evidence of cancer found in Jim Kelly during examination

We all needed some good news right about now. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who has been battling cancer for some time now, appears to be cancer-free right now. According to Kelly’s doctor, a recent physical examination showed “no evidence of the cancer.”  Jim Kelly's doctor releases statement that says "on physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago

Derrick Rose reportedly experiencing knee soreness

TweetDerrick Rose has shown flashes of his old self in two exhibition games for Team USA this summer, but according to reports the Chicago Bulls PG has been absent from the practice floor lately due to soreness in his surgically repaired knees. A source familiar with Rose’s condition told ESPNChicago.com’s Nick Friedell that Rose has been bothered by knee soreness since his return...
Via Los That Sports Blog
14 hours ago

Kent State center Jason Bitsko passes away unexpectedly

In some incredibly sad news, Kent State’s football program announced on Wednesday that starting center Jason Bitsko passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning at the age of 21.  Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko was found dead this morning. He was 21. — Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) August 20, 2014 The university did not provide many more details and the cause of...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago

Tony Gonzalez believes the Broncos will go undefeated

The last time there was an undefeated team in the NFL was Don Shula’s 1972 Miami Dolphins and while the 2007 Patriots came close, they ended up falling short of undefeated in a full season. Current CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Gonzalez thinks that the Denver Broncos will be the next NFL’s undefeated team, in […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 day ago

Referee avoided doing Redskins games because of team name

The Washington Redskins team name debate may have emerged as a hot topic over the last year, but there are plenty of people who have had a problem with the racist undertones associated with the nickname for years. Former NFL referee Mike Carey is one of them. Carey, who recently retired after 19 seasons as […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago

Chip Kelly training Eagles in same fashion as Navy SEALs

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has his own way of doing things, however, he he wants his team to work together like another high ranking team -the Navy SEALS. Shaun Huls, a former Navy SEALS trainer, was hired as sports science director and Kelly's desire for the team to act like and move like one entity is enhanced by the training process. The coach's fast paced...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.