The Yankees will honor David Ortiz at a pregame ceremony

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The Yankees announced today that they will honor retiring Red Sox DH David Ortiz with a pregame ceremony before the September 29th game at Yankee Stadium.

Ten or twelve years ago this would’ve been inconceivable, as the Yankees and Red Sox didn’t like each other much. These days, however, people only go through the motions of the Yankess and Sox being rivals, it seems. Indeed, when Derek Jeter retired a couple of years ago, the Red Sox honored him before his final game, which took place at Fenway Park. David Ortiz even held up the “RE2PECT” sign:

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: David Ortiz #34 and Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox present Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees with a piece of the Green Monster signed by all members of the Boston Red Sox prior to the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Whats good for The Captain is good for Big Papi.