Red Sox Hitter David Ortiz Emotional Speech at Fenway: This Is Our F**king City!

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox speaks during a pregame ceremony in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings before a game at Fenway Park on April 20, 2013 in Boston. (Getty Images)

All of Boston was thinking it. David Ortiz said it.

In an emotional pregame ceremony at Boston’s Fenway Park, the first since Monday’s bombings and mere hours after suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured, the Red Sox slugger declared: “This is our f–king city!”

“This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say Red Sox. It says Boston,” Ortiz said. “We want to thank you, Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, the whole police department, for the great job that they did this past week. This is our f–king city! And nobody’s going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.”

The Red Sox, for their part, clearly approved of Ortiz’ message, tweeting afterward:

Red Sox Hitter David Ortiz Emotional Speech at Fenway: This Is Our F**king City!

Image: Twitter

Watch below (​language warning​​, obviously):

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