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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:25 PM

Obama Wishes David Ortiz Well Following Shooting

The former president tweeted on Monday to acknowledge “Big Papi” for helping the community heal after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

“Six years ago, David Ortiz’s spirit and resolve helped us all begin to heal from the Boston Marathon bombing,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “Today, I want to join many others in wishing him a speedy recovery of his own. Get well soon, Papi.”

In 2013, after the Boston Marathon bombing killed three people and injured hundreds, Ortiz addressed the tragedy in a speech to fans.

“This jersey that we wear today — it doesn’t say ‘Red Sox.’ It says ‘Boston,’” Ortiz said. “This is our fucking city and nobody is gonna dictate our freedom. Stay strong.”

Known for his charity work in both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic, Ortiz has enjoyed a level of fame that extends beyond his skill on the diamond. The former president was one of many to wish Ortiz well, with a number of fans and former teammates expressing support following news of his hospitalization.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/david-ortiz-barack-obama-recovery_n_5cfe802ae4b02ee3477acd5e

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:41 PM

1. Did a Youth Baseball

meet and greet with David in Brooklyn Park back in the days of his Twins Team membership.. Sad the Pollad's ditched him,all about the money.

BTW,Ortiz's humor was something else. And his willingness to teach kids skills of baseball and stories of growing up in the DR. Playing Baseball with no shoes and homemade glove as well as homemade Baseball.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:41 PM

2. Get Well Soon, Big Papi!

What a cowardly, bullshit act by this shooter ... PUNK!

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