Saturday, November 5, 2016

Big Papi is so big they have to name a gate after him...because he couldn't fit through a regular door.

Big Papi is getting a Logan Airport gate named after him

New York Post By Associated Press November 5, 2016

BOSTON — Red Sox fans will soon have another memory of recently-retired slugger David Ortiz when traveling out of Boston’s Logan Airport.
An employee of JetBlue Airlines announced to Big Papi and a crowd that the airline was naming Gate 34 in Terminal C after him during a private party to honor the star at a restaurant in Boston’s Seaport District on Friday night.
“You mean I’m going to have my own gate at the airport?” Ortiz said, holding a microphone on the stage. “You’re (messing) with me, aren’t you?”
Ortiz has been talking with the press and reminsicing about his career including the roads not taken. "You know I am sorry I did not listen to George and sign with the Yankees. If I played with them they would have named a disease after me. Muy bueno."
The event was sponsored by JetBlue, MasterCard, Bank of America and Dunkin Donuts and was billed as “an evening dedicated to honoring David Ortiz.”
The 40-year-old slugger retired after his 20th season in the majors when Boston was swept in the ALDS by Cleveland last month.
He went out with a solid regular season, hitting .315 with 38 homers and 127 RBIs in his 14th and final with the Red Sox.
Boston picked up his option on Thursday as a formality.


john said...

Jeez Troop, it's got to be bad there in New York that Boston news is now worth talking about. Yankees placed where exactly, 4th this season?

Even worse for NY was that it took 2 flyover teams to make baseball fun to watch again.

But wasn't it compensating to have your man, ARod, be World Series color commentator? He didn't really do that bad either, IMO, except for his slightly whiny, squeaky speaking style (one might say "Trumpish"), which must be a New York affectation. Still, compared to Pete Rose, whose cadaver had to be hauled in and out each game, Rodriguez did fine.

Trooper York said...

The Yankees are going in a different direction. They are retooling with young kids. So they traded off veterans and are looking to send off others like Brian McCann. They have a bunch of great new prospects like the slugging catcher Sanchez. So I am pretty satisfied at what we did.

I always had a soft spot for Idi Amin Ortiz because George really wanted him to be a Yankee. I think if we had signed him instead of A-Rod we would have won even more than we did.

I just can't let a chance to tweak my fine feathered Dominican friend.

Trooper York said...

I have a problem. Baseball is just about the only sport I have left. Which is fair enough. It is where I started out. Baseball, boxing and the ponies.

It is going to be a long cold winter.

104 days to pitchers and catchers.

edutcher said...

Not too many sub-Saharans in hockey.

Trooper York said...

Canadians are almost as bad ed.

Why do you think all the commies want to go to Canada?

Trooper York said...

We need two walls. Just sayn'