Boston was in mourning following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but the city turned to sports to help heal.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, a mainstay in the Boston sports scene since 2003, only added to that notion when he took the microphone before his team’s first home game following the tragedy. His iconic phrase — “This is our (expletive) city” — would go on to fuel the Sox to a World Series victory and help Bostonians reclaim their strength.
Relive the moment in the video above.
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