On Monday evening, Red Sox legend David Ortiz was transported in an air ambulance from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to Boston for further medical treatment following a gunshot wound. He was shot from point-blank range in what’s being described as an ambush Sunday night at a local lounge. He’s said to be stable, but he was pretty seriously injured (full details and latest updates here). Ortiz is a veritable rockstar in Boston, so when the Red Sox opened a four-game series at Fenway Park against the Rangers, we knew a moment of reflection was coming. Still, it was touching. 

The Rangers also showed Big Papi some love on Twitter as well.

The entire baseball world is behind Ortiz in his hopefully quick recovery. Get well soon, big man. 

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