New Yorkers might have to deal with a David Ortiz tribute bench in Central Park

Your 'Bench Coordinator' is Fox Sports' Katie Nolan.

02/23/16: Fort Myers, FL:  Red Sox DH David Ortiz is pictured.  Spring Training for Red Sox players continued at Jet Blue South.(Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:spring training
–Jim Davis/Boston Globe

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.

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.


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