If you were holding out hope for a possible David Ortiz return, this news may knock you down. The Boston Red Sox are set to retire David Ortiz’s number at Fenway Park.
On June 23rd, David Ortiz will be immortalized on the right field facade prior to the Red Sox game against the Los Angeles Angels.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) January 26, 2017
What an honor for David Ortiz who turned in a remarkable career with the Boston Red Sox. Ortiz delivered time and time again for this organization and there is no one more deserving than Ortiz for this moment.
The next move for Ortiz should be Cooperstown, there’s no reason why Ortiz doesn’t belong in the baseball hall of fame. The discrimination that Designated Hitters receive is awful. Why have a position in the sport if you aren’t going to recognize it as being hall of fame eligible. David belongs in Cooperstown, hands down.