BOSTON (AP/CBS) — One of the city’s biggest bats is now backing Boston’s 2024 Olympics bid.

Red Sox DH David Ortiz is the latest local athlete to show his support for the games coming to Boston. Big Papi is featured in a new promotional video by Boston2024, the private group developing the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

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The Dominican-born slugger reminisces about playing stickball as the brief video cuts to scenes of kids playing the game. Ortiz also calls Boston his “second home,” praises its fans as the “best in the world” and says the games will make the city “even more special.”

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Ortiz is a member of Boston2024’s board of directors, along with Celtics great Larry Bird, former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and many others.

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