For years, we all watched David Ortiz slug his way to history -- all the while sporting that classic Boston Red Sox jersey.
The Springfield Thunderbirds, an AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers who play their home games in Springfield, Mass., are also clearly fans of Big Papi. The T-Birds will proudly show off their appreciation for the player-turned-TV-analyst on Saturday, Nov. 11 when they don special Ortiz-themed jerseys.
They look pretty great:
Thank you for all the great responses about our specialty David Ortiz Jerseys for this Saturday. We're too excited to hold on to the design any longer!- Springfield T-Birds (@ThunderbirdsAHL) November 9, 2017
All jerseys will be available for auction following Saturday's game. pic.twitter.com/HyF15PTl4C
If you're curious, yes, Ortiz will be there for the special night:
But if you're in the area and don't already have tickets, well ...
DAVID ORTIZ NIGHT IS SOLD OUT! Looking for your weekend's fix of T-Birds hockey? Story >> https://t.co/40vqyiQOw6- Springfield T-Birds (@ThunderbirdsAHL) November 8, 2017
The @AHLBruins come to town for our Sundae Funday promotion. Tickets >> https://t.co/KqNztMgSCO pic.twitter.com/oW3pwVykR4
Now this is a theme night done right!