Fans didn’t get a chance to celebrate David Ortiz’s 500th career home run because the Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter reached the milestone on the road.
But the team is remedying that situation.
The team is holding a “David Ortiz Celebration Night” on Monday at Fenway Park, the first game of the team’s final homestand of 2015. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET, but fans should be in their seats early for the pregame celebration.
As part of “Fan Appreciation Month,” there are scheduled events for every remaining home game.
Ortiz’s celebration is Monday, and on Tuesday fans in attendance will receive a Fred Lynn bobblehead.
Before each game Monday through Friday, players will be taking selfies with fans on Yawkey Way from 5:50 to 6:20 p.m. ET in the Red Sox team store on Yawkey Way. Players will greet fans at the gates before Saturday’s game, take photos with fans before Sunday’s game, and then give away the jerseys off their backs following Sunday’s contest. All fans in attendance are invited to run the bases.
After games Monday through Saturday, the Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck will re-open for an hour with these special features each night:
- Music Monday: Grateful Dead Night
- Trivia Tuesday: Hosted by NESN?s Gary Striewski
- Karaoke Wednesday: Presented by The People?s Karaoke
- Throwback Thursday: Music of the ?80s and ?90s
- Red Lantern Nights on Friday & Saturday
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