Highlights From The David Ortiz Ceremonies Over The Weekend (PICS & VIDEOS)

David Ortiz played the final regular season series of his career this past weekend at Fenway.  Before all three games of the series, the Red Sox put together a ceremony to honor Papi and everything he’s meant to the Red Sox, the game of baseball, the Dominican Republic, and the city of Boston.

From hitting the eventual game-winning homer on Friday night to being honored by other Boston sports figures and former teammates to greeting children who have had open-heart surgery thanks to his foundation, to having a street and a bridge named after him and catching the first pitch from the president of the Dominican Republic, Papi and the rest of Red Sox Nation had a pretty memorable weekend.

Oh yeah, he also received word that his number will be retired next year.

Here are the best moments of David Ortiz’s farewell weekend, starting with Kevin Spacey narrating Rudyard Kipling’s “If” over tear-jerking, slow motion visuals of Papi’s best moments:

 

 

 

And here are the ones from MLB.com which I unfortunately couldn’t embed:

Papi greeting children who had open-heart surgery thanks to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund

Thanking his family, teammates, and fans

Boston sports figures honoring Papi

Let’s get this guy another ring.  Go Sox.

 

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