He began his Red Sox career with Dan Shaughnessy calling him “a giant sack of you-know-what” on multiple media outlets. (He’ll try to deny it, but it happened. I heard them myself.)
He looks to end his Red Sox career attempting to bring a fourth World Series championship to Boston since 2004.
Yet, when word trickled out yesterday that Ortiz would likely be retiring after the 2016 season, the contingent of Red Sox “fans” who claim to dislike Ortiz came crawling out of the woodwork.
Check the replies to this Tweet:
If you're a Red Sox fan and you shit on David Ortiz, you have no soul. That is a scientific fact.
— Displaced Bostonian (@Ironhead334) November 17, 2015
It makes no sense.
Here is a sampling of the media stories on the impending retirement tour of David Ortiz:
What you should know about David Ortiz’s retirement – Rob Bradford
Red Sox won’t be same with David Ortiz’s retirement looming – Michael Silverman
David Ortiz not hanging around too long – Peter Abraham
David Ortiz’s origin story with the Boston Red Sox – Adam Kilgore