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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.
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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.
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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 [...]
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.
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