Thursday, May 16, 2013

David Ortiz selling bats branded with his infamous quote for charity

Back on April 20, while addressing the crowd at Fenway Park's first home game after the Boston Marathon Bombing, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz delivered a memorable quote — emphasized with the now-famous words, "this is our f------ city!" And to help raise money for the One Fund Boston charity, Big Papi is using those same words to raise money for the victims of the attack by putting them on a baseball bat.

Ortiz's quick pregame speech in the midst of a Boston tribute that came in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing made headlines when he used the F-word.

And now, anyone can buy a bat with that phrase emblazoned on the inside of the barrel available at big

If you prefer "Nobody's going to dictate our freedom" to the "this is our f------ city" quote, you have an option to pick the former. But it sounds like the cool thing will be choosing the R-rated version.

The Red Sox designated hitter announced that in conjunction with Marucci Sports he'll be selling customized bats, and 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to the One Fund Boston and other sources of victim support. 


  1. My wife says it's "tacky".....I think it's unbelievably GREAT. This proves once again, if people haven't already noticed, that David Ortiz is the consummate Red Sox guy. He can play on my team as long as he wants too, or can. I've been a sox fan since 1947, and with unselfish players like David Ortiz, I can't even imagine ever cheering any other team. Thanks David

  2. I've never been a Red Sox's fan, but I'm for great humanitarism and this prooves Big Papi is up there with the best. Go David!!! If only Clemente was here, to see this...

  3. Although it seems a little rough to put on a bat you have to remember the moment it was said. I say go with it and don't take it out of context. It was the right message at that time.

  4. Just because he is doing this good thing, it doesn't take away from the fact that he is a baby on the field, complaining anytime a pitch comes inside and swearing like that in one of the only "family" sports left.