From golf carts to cowboy hats, the gifts keep coming for David Ortiz during his farewell tour. Fox Sports’ Katie Nolan had an outside-the-batter’s-box idea for a tribute that might not go over so well with Yankees fans: The host of FS1’s Garbage Time wants to get Ortiz a bench in New York City’s Central Park.
— Garbage Time (@GarbageTime) May 5, 2016
More than 6,000 of the 9,000 benches in Central Park have been dedicated through the Adopt-A-Bench program. If Nolan, an unabashed Boston sports fan, gets her way, Big Papi will soon have a bench named in his honor.
The initial response among Red Sox fans was so enthusiastic that Central Park Conservancy’s website could not keep up.
BENCH UPDATE: We're working with @CentralParkNYC to get the site back up. They've been great, just overwhelmed by your response. Sit tight.
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) May 5, 2016
I loved this idea. https://t.co/f2ymEROhzZ
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) May 5, 2016
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