The Boston Red Sox season came to an abrupt crashing halt Monday night in the ALDS as the Cleveland Indians swept them out of the postseason. But the crowd at Fenway Park stuck around after the loss to cheer, honor, and say goodbye for a final time to one of the best players to ever wear a Boston uniform.

Big Papi. David Ortiz.

Papi emerged from the dugout a few minutes after the final out was recorded to an overwhelming standing ovation from the Fenway faithful. Not a dry eye in the park.

 

 

Big Papi brought a lot of joy to Red Sox fans all over New England during his career in Boston including three World Series championships. The biggest of all being when he helped break the curse of the Bambino in 2004 giving Boston their first World Series championship in 86 long years.

And who can forget this epic grand slam in the 2013 ALCS. Vintage Papi. It doesn’t get much better as far as exciting Boston sports moments go.

 

So thank you for all the memories David. Baseball at Fenway just won’t be the same without your big smile on the field.

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