April 27, 2016

Big Papi Farewell - Atlanta video tribute

Tipping cap to crowd at Turner Field
Being a National League city, David Ortiz has not played many games at Turner Field. However, in his 13 games started there he has hit seven home runs, including a big 3 run shot that had the Red Sox come back from 5 runs down in a huge comeback victory on Memorial Day in 2014. 

In the first game of this two game series, the game was decided by a home run, but it was Jackie Bradley Jr, the hero in the 1-0 victory, as Ortiz just had a pinch hit appearance.  In the second game, the Braves honored Big Papi with a video tribute.  Fans gave him a very loud ovation, and when Ortiz came out of the dugout to tip his cap it got even louder. You can watch the video here.  Unfortunately that was the only appearance of the day for Ortiz, and barring a miraculous World Series berth for the hapless Braves, the last time Ortiz will play in Atlanta. 

Look here for the list of other team's farewells to David Ortiz.  And get your own Papi Farewell Tour tshirt here.

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