Boston Names Street After David Ortiz

Ruben Hill
June 26, 2017

Ortiz took the podium before a crowd that included ballplayers from high school, with employees from the Red Sox looking out the windows and others watching from the other side of the street on the roof of the ballpark.

David Ortiz has taken his rightful place among the pantheon of Boston Red Sox legends.

The umpire's determination resulted in a run for the visitors, giving them a 5-1 lead, and Farrell and second baseman Dustin Pedroia immediately racing toward Blakney. He even delivered an emotional speech prior to a game at Fenway just after the Boston Marathon bombings back in 2013.

Friday morning, JetBlue unveiled a new Big Papi and Red Sox themed gate at Logan Airport. He finished the game with five receptions for 87 yards.

It was the 250th career home run for Ramirez, a good friend of Ortiz who was also born in the Dominican Republic.

The Boston Red Sox lost 6-3 to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, and manager John Farrell had to watch the end of the game from the clubhouse after a heated argument led to his ejection.

"When I first started wearing the jersey, that number, I was just happy and proud of doing it because of him", Ortiz said. You're not our teammate.

Speaking to Red Sox fans during a pregame ceremony that was well-orchestrated, occasionally amusing and at times heart-tuggingly emotional, culminating with the unveiling of the big fella's No. 34 on Fenway Park's right-field facade, Ortiz said it was always a dream to hit a ball off those numbers. "The little guy made me cry". "And it will be like that until the day you die". Ortiz said later, calling Pedroia by a nickname he used throughout their 10 years as teammates.

Red Sox: LHP David Price held the Angels to eight scoreless innings the last time he faced them in late July last season.

The Red Sox waited at the top of their dugout.

Boston moved Brock Holt to the 60-day DL to make room for Lin on the 40-man roster. Ortiz ranks third in franchise history in doubles (524), extra-base hits (1,023) and RBIs (1,530).

"I remember hitting batting practice on this field; I always was trying to hit those numbers".

Then wiping away tears, Big Papi thanked the players, his family, and the fans and said, "It's an honor to get to see my number next to those legends". The only player ever to hit the facade was Carl Yastrzemski, who did it with a 460-foot home run off the Yankees' Dick Tidrow on June 19, 1977. "But I never thought about having my number up there, because I look at them with so much respect".

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