MLB players react to David Ortiz’s final game
Barring a complete change of mind, David Ortiz has played the final game of his MLB career.
With the Boston Red Sox getting swept by the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS — losing 4-3 in Game 3 on Monday at Fenway Park — Big Papi's iconic career comes to a close.
After the game and Ortiz's final salute to Fenway Park, MLB players shared kind words to honor Papi.
Always loved competing with @davidortiz over the years! Sometimes he got the better of me and sometimes I got the better of him. I felt like it was always an epic battle when he stepped in the batters box. Congratulations my friend on such an amazing career! You will be missed by all but I will mostly miss our exchanges where it mattered most… between the chalk lines. #thankspapi
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— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 11, 2016
Thank you for always being yourself Big Papi….a total savage. It was an honor watching you play. One more year? (Not in my division) pic.twitter.com/O40zrzM9Cn
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) October 11, 2016
Well done Papi. You will be missed. An honor to have competed against you.
— Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) October 11, 2016
— Ryan Lavarnway (@RyanLavarnway) October 11, 2016
Congrats David Ortiz on an incredible career & thank you for so many clutch moments. You showed us how to truly love this game. #ThanksPapi
— Cory Hahn (@CoryHahn34) October 11, 2016
It was an honor getting to play against you @davidortiz sad to watch one of my favorite players ever retire! One of the best ever!!
— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) October 11, 2016
— David Hernandez (@DHern_30) October 11, 2016
— Garin Cecchini (@GarinCecchini) October 11, 2016
— Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) October 11, 2016
— Willie Bloomquist (@williebloom) October 11, 2016