A not-quite-clean-shaven but well-trimmed David Ortiz stopped by the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night and talked about the Red Sox, their beards and the role the Red Sox played in helping Boston heal after the Boston Marathon bombings.
The interview was taped Monday and aired later on that evening's show.
Ortiz discussed his feelings during his 2013 debut, which was also the Red Sox first home game after the Marathon bombings.
"My first day at Fenway, I saw a lot of faces expecting something special to happen and me being one of those faces," he said. "I express myself the way I feel at the time," Ortiz continued.
After getting Ortiz to repeat his infamous "this is our [bleeping] city" vow, with the "bleeeeep" and not the original f-bomb, of course, the "Late Show" host brought up those Red Sox beards.
"And the thing with the beards, I bet it was fun the first 10 days," Letterman said. "There's a lot of this going on," the host added while scratching his face.
"Yeah, it started itching after a while, yeah," Ortiz said.
Letterman brought out the World Series trophy, complete with some special effects twinkles, at the end of the interview, leaving Ortiz, Letterman and his audience wondering how he managed to get it.
Given the fact that Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin were together again Monday during an off night before Tuesday's Bruins-Stars game at the TD Garden, Rob Gronkowski is on a bye week and Mike Napoli is out there somewhere after resurfacing on Twitter Monday, Ortiz, who was scheduled to appear on "Live with Kelly and Michael" Tuesday morning, was probably smart staying in the Big Apple rather than trying to be out on the streets of Boston.
There was no evidence of a #DrunkSeguin or #GronkOnTheLoose hashtag surfacing over night.
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