Red Sox Star David Ortiz Has Some Interesting Words for the Fans, And Neil Diamond Sang
On Saturday, the Boston Red Sox played their first game at Fenway Park since the Boston Marathon bombing the previous Monday. And slugger DAVID ORTIZ came out before the game to address the crowd.
He thanked the mayor, the governor and the city's police department. Then he said, "This is our (effing) city. And nobody gonna dictate our freedom. Stay strong. Thank you."
(Check out the UNCENSORED version here. You can watch a CENSORED version here)
Well, Big Papi's F-bomb was broadcast NATIONALLY, on the Major League Baseball Network, and on local TV and radio stations.
So what is the FCC going to do about it? Apparently NOTHING. The chairman of the FCC Tweeted, "David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today's Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston."
Neil Diamond Sang "Sweet Caroline" at Fenway Park on Saturday
When NEIL DIAMOND heard that Fenway Park was going to reopen on Saturday, he decided that he HAD to be there. So he caught a red-eye out of L.A. Friday night so he could hit the field and sing "Sweet Caroline" LIVE. The song has been played before the bottom of the eighth inning during every game at Fenway since 2002.
It was a great gesture, but the performance didn't go off without a hitch. Because Neil didn't sing to an instrumental track. He just sang along to the song. And he was off with his own voice on the recording.
And because he wasn't wearing an earpiece, he was behind the song by almost a second, so it was a little distracting. (You can watch the video here.)