Not content to wait for the end of the season, or the All-Star break, or even for the season to begin, David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox have already begun the farewell tour. It starts with the final home spring training game. This shit just got real ladies and gentleman.
To commemorate Ortiz, the Red Sox held a ceremony for the 40-year-old slugger before their game against the Orioles. The celebration essentially kicked off his gift-receiving run, which will continue throughout the season.
The team not only gave Ortiz his own street at the ballpark, David Ortiz Way, but it sent him home with three keepsakes: seats from all three of the Red Sox’ spring training stadiums that he played in.
“Riding off into the sunset”
h/t to my mom who was watching the game and called me to tell me that they pulled Ortiz down 4-0 and put him in a golf cart for a victory lap.