BOSTON (CBS) — David Ortiz’s final season is quickly coming to a close, but the Red Sox have some nice plans in place to honor the slugger throughout his final series of the regular season.
During Boston’s weekend set with the Toronto Blue Jays from September 30 to October 2, the team will pay homage to Ortiz’s accomplishments on and off the field during his 14-years in a Red Sox uniform.
Red Sox players will wear a patch on their jerseys and caps in honor of Ortiz during all three games, and the bases will also be adorned with a special logo throughout the weekend. Every fan attending Sunday’s game on October 2, Ortiz’s final regular season game, will receive a commemorative David Ortiz patch.
You can also expect plenty of Ortiz highlights and montages throughout the series, showcasing the clutch regular and postseason moments throughout Ortiz’s career.
Ortiz certainly isn’t playing like a 40-year-old in his final season, hitting .310 with a ridiculous 1.025 OPS to go with a team-high 32 homers and 110 RBIs. In Sunday’s 11-8 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto, he clubbed a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning to give Boston a 10-8 lead.
Boston currently owns a two-game lead over the Blue Jays and Orioles in the AL East, so it looks like Ortiz will get at least one more series at Fenway after the regular season ends.