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David Ortiz Wants A Standing Ovation In New York


YESBoston Red Sox designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz will play his final MLB season this year, but he won’t bow out without making one final request of his rival New York Yankees.

More specifically their fans, from whom Ortiz recently told the New York Post he would like to receive a standing ovation when he makes his farewell stop in the Bronx this season.

“You know what I want most of all?” Ortiz queried. “I would love it if the fans at Yankee Stadium gave me a standing ovation.”

GET. THE. FUCK. OUT! David Ortiz shouldn’t be cheered in The Bronx unless he is leaving the field like Michael Irvin left the Vet. Yeah he has had great stats and been an ambassador to the game but Yankee fans should hate him for 2 very specific reasons.

The first reason is that David Ortiz ruined the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry. Before Ortiz became a star in Boston, the fans and the players wanted to kill each other. The rivalry was so real that Pedro Martinez assaulted an old man for no reason. Then David Ortiz rose to prominence and decided he was every Domincan’s godfather or some shit and instead of wanting to kill each other, he was hugging Cano in the outfield before games. The players had aggression to each other because they were millionaires just doing a job and in turn the rivalry died down with it.

The second and even worse reason is that David Ortiz is a hypocrite. He has said in the past that he would never announce a retirement before the season and now here he is begging Yankee fans to to cheer for him, on his retirement tour. Combine that with the fact that he has repeatedly attacked PED users when he has failed a test himself the odds of a mediocre player who was released by the Twins, that has been around PED users and comes from a country with an unusually high number of steroid users, didn’t take something illegal is next to zero.

When a player like Cano comes back to town the first time, I have no problem with cheering them. I’m even fine with respecting a rival after they decide to retire. But when someone like David Ortiz decides to retire, you don’t cheer him, you let him leave and hope the door hits him in the ass on his way out.