David Ortiz took his final curtain call as a member of the Boston Red Sox Monday night as the Cleveland Indians swept Boston in the American League Divisional Series, bringing Ortiz's magical 20-year career to an end. Many of Ortiz's peers paid tribute to the future Hall of Famer after the game, from Alex Rodriguez to Justin Verlander.
On Tuesday, a fellow Boston sports icon congratulated Ortiz on his accomplishments.
Congratulations to Big Papi @davidortiz on an outstanding career that he has had! It was an honor and pleasure to work with one of the best hitters of all time shooting silly @dunkindonuts music video commercials that will always live on! You have done it so many years with so much consistency playing at a high level every time you took the plate shows how much work and dedication you put into the game that you love. Nothing but respect. Congrats!! Enjoy retirement my friend, you deserve it big time. #bigpapi #legend #mlb #greenmonster #fenwaypark #davidortiz
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