16. David Ortiz delivers quote of the year
”This is our f-----g city. And nobody is going to dictate our freedom.”
David Ortiz put the city of Boston on his back and made the remark heard ‘round the world to the Fenway Park crowd at the emotional memorial service for Boston Marathon bombing victims when the Red Sox returned to the playing field on Apr. 20. The Fenway Faiithful roared when they heard the soundbite has been played countless times as part of the story of Boston’s healing, often with a beep covering the famous expletive.
In a strange twist, the official Twitter account of the Federal Communications Commission announced that Ortiz was off the hook as far as any potential fine, giving him a pass considering the magnitude of the moment.
David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today's Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston - Julius— The FCC (@FCC) April 20, 2013
The World Series MVP’s emotional battle-cry also came in at No. 2 in Yale’s top quotes of 2013. It will be interesting to see what message Big Papi has for Boston during the Patriots Day game that coincides with the 2014 Marathon on April 21.