David Ortiz is a big deal in Boston. I’m not denying that. He is the longest lasting symbol of a decade and a half of the best baseball the Red Sox ever played. He was an important and inspirational figure in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. He’s someone, I feel anyway, who should be in the Hall of Fame one day. Most players aren’t worthy of a farewell tour like he’s getting, but I feel like he’e entitled to his.
That said, it’s possible to go a bit overboard. Or to maybe make some missteps in this regard. Maybe it’ll just take a little while for the Sox to get the tone down just right for his farewell tour. For now, however, they’re starting out a bit . . . something:
David Ortiz is a lot of things, but a subject of an anthem about global peace and harmony doesn’t strike me as one of those things. He doesn’t strike some other people that way that way either:
I dunno. You do you, Boston, but if you’re starting out with “Imagine” in the home opener I have no idea where you’re going to go for October.