We knew David Ortiz’s number retirement ceremony on Friday night would stir up some emotions.
What we didn’t know is that Dustin Pedroia would be the one to deliver the knockout blow that would push the 6’3″, 230 pound Ortiz to tears.
Pedey never lacks emotion when it comes to baseball, but he’s never been known to be the sentimental type. That’s how you know this speech really came from the heart:
I guarantee that Papi wasn’t the only one crying during this moment. The way that Dustin perfectly described his impact was enough to tug at the heartstrings of any Red Sox supporter.
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