BOSTON — It seems impossible to fathom, but David Ortiz’s playing days officially are over.
The Cleveland Indians made sure of that Monday night at Fenway Park, defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 to complete a three-game sweep in the American League Division Series and thus end Ortiz’s 20-year major league career.
In typical Big Papi fashion, Ortiz went out in style, returning to the field well after the game had ended to salute the Fenway Faithful. It was an iconic moment for the 40-year-old slugger, and news of his final farewell spread across the internet.
While his teammates showed their gratitude for Ortiz in the clubhouse after the game, the rest of the sports world took to Twitter to thank Big Papi for one heck of a career.
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