Before the Boston Red Sox took on the Kansas City Royals Saturday afternoon, designated hitter David Ortiz delivered a speech to the crowd at Fenway Park that showed support of Boston in the aftermath of last week's marathon bombings.
"This jersey that we wear today doesn't say Red Sox," Ortiz, also known as "Big Papi," told the crowd. "It says Boston."
Big Papi's speech contained some colorful language that's not quite safe for work, but no one seemed to mind. In fact, even the FCC decided to green-light Ortiz's language in this special case.
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
Not even 24 hours later, Ortiz's words had been immortalized on T-shirts that were on sale at the Barstool Sports e-shop. Slogans such as "Boston Strong," "Massachusetts invented America," and "This is our [expletive] city" were clearly what many people wanted to hear. As of Monday morning, the sellers announced that they had raised more than $25,000 from shirt sales since late Saturday night. All the proceeds from the sales are being donated directly to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.