In what he currently states will be his last Opening Day Road Game….David Ortiz was quoted as saying “It’s the beginning of the season” then after hitting a amazing 2-Run HR in the ninth inning at Progressive Field…. he followed up with “As the light goes on, so goes Big Papi!”.
The Red Sox will not be the same without David Ortiz. I cannot recall seeing a more clutch hitter in my lifetime as a Red Sox fan and he truly is a living legend in the city of Boston as well as throughout MLB.
He did it again, on Tuesday capping off Mookie Betts’ earlier 2 run blast and highlight reel robbing of a HR with a spectacular CF catch. The Red Sox went on to win 6-2 behind David Price’s Red Sox debut. Price pitched a solid outing picking up the victory while striking out 10! The loss went to Corey Kluber who manager Great and former Red Sox Skipper Terry Francona slated as his Opening Day starter for the second consecutive year for the Indians.
With a few rainouts and snow getting in the way with games being postponed, the two teams squeezed in a close contest the Red Sox barely lost after a late inning comeback on Wednesday 7-6. Brock Holt had some key plays and overall the Red Sox looked to be much more competitive than last year’s last place finish. Next the Sox head up to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays before returning home to face the Baltimore Orioles on 2016 Opening Day at Fenway.
Let’s hope this isn’t really David Ortiz’s last year because he really is so enjoyable to watch as an Awesome Hitter, Team Leader, and Character on and off the field. Either Way he should get a wonderful sendoff, will enjoy many standing ovations, and hopefully will contribute to at least one more Red Sox Championship Banner before hanging up his cletes. Go Sox Go!
Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.