“I was very sad to hear about the passing of Mayor Menino,” Ortiz told NESN. “He was a good man and a great friend who did a lot of unbelievable things for our city. I am thinking of his family during this difficult time, and I know I speak for all of Red Sox Nation when I say we’ll miss you.”
Ortiz considered Menino — who was Boston’s mayor for 11 of the slugger’s 12 seasons to date with the Red Sox — to be a good friend. When Menino retired last year, Ortiz said the two had grown close through years of charity work and events in the city.
Ortiz also tweeted a photo of the two, the end of which translates to “may you rest in peace.”
RIP...mayor menino ...a good man and a personal friend....que descanses en paz http://t.co/ilXczcXZbt—
David Ortiz (@davidortiz) October 30, 2014
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