Boston Fans Give a Big Send-Off for Big Papi

Emerson Lotiza Jr Thanks Papi
Emerson Lotiza Jr

Boston has had a love affair with David Ortiz ever since he joined the Red Sox in 2003, so it's only fitting that Big Papi got a legendary send-off from his adoring fans.

- Big Papi's Grand Finale at Fenway  An account of the final game of Ortiz's career, as the Red Sox are eliminated from the playoffs.

- Fans at Fenway Attend Big Papi's Last Regular Season Game  Fans descended on Fenway to witness history and share their thoughts on Ortiz's final regular season game.


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Red Sox Fans Sign a Thank You Card and Pose With a BIG 34  The  Red Sox provided a large 34 with which fans could pose, a huge thank you  card to sign, and started a #ThanksPapi campaign.

Big Papi Makes His Mark in the Fenway Outfield The Fenway Park        grounds crew paid an homage to Big Papi in center field.

Plan to Rename a Bridge in Honor of David Ortiz The Brookline Ave.    Bridge between Lansdowne Street and Newbury Street will be named the  "David Ortiz ('Big Papi') Bridge.

Big Papi Goes Undercover as a Lyft Driver Ortiz dons a big wig and    drives unsuspecting passengers around the city, until the big reveal.

New Balance Customizes Cleats for Big Papi's Home Stretch Ortiz gets  custom cleats, including one pair with a complete list of all his "walk off"  home run dates.

White Shark is Named Big Papi A shark spotted off the Massachusetts  coast is named Big Papi. 

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