David Ortiz picked the perfect time to return to Boston.

Big Papi was back in town Saturday after working his way back from complications from last season’s Achilles’ injury, and he and the rest of his Red Sox teammates made it a special afternoon at Fenway Park. Ortiz greeted the crowd and pumped up the city (with some questionable language) before first pitch, thanking Boston’s leaders and the many heroes from this week.

Check it out in the video above.