#51 & #52

In the disappointments of this season, in which the wheels came off the Red Sox bus after hitting a mid-August speed bump in the form of the New York Yankees, David Ortiz’s excellence has been consistent. It was a thrill, then, to be at Fenway tonight to see him break the Red Sox season record with home run #51 on the first pitch he saw in the first inning. He capped his performance with another solo shot in the seventh. This ticket stub I will keep.

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