David Ortiz’s message of unity: ‘Choose love’

'Let's be kind to each other'

Jul 19, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) speaks about unity in the city before their game against the San Francisco Giants at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
David Ortiz speaks about unity in the city before the Red Sox game against the Giants. –Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports

The words “We Are One” were displayed on the video board at Fenway Park before Tuesday’s Red Sox-Giants game. Hours after a police officer was killed in a drive-by shooting in Kansas, and one day after a Police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, local police officers, civic leaders, and clergy filed onto the field for a moment of silence.

Afterward, David Ortiz stepped up to the microphone.

Here’s a stunning photo from the scene.

07/19/16: Boston, MA: Before the game, the teams lined up along the baselines for a ceremony promoting racial harmony. Members of the Boston Police Department as well as civic leaders and clergy, and local youngsters lined up behind Red Sox DH David Ortiz, who spoke briefly. The Boston Red Sox hosted the San Francisco Giants in an interleague MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic: Red Sox-Giants
Before the game, the teams lined up along the baselines for a ceremony promoting racial harmony. Members of the Boston Police Department as well as civic leaders and clergy, and local youngsters lined up behind David Ortiz. —Jim Davis/The Boston Globe
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