The Yankees put together a tasteful, understated ceremony for Ortiz before last night’s game and the NESN pregame roundtable trashed it because it was “so quick” and “not enough.”
Get out of here.
A leather-bound book, an oil painting and Mariano Rivera are three of the classiest things in the world so I don’t know what else you want.
The Yankees did less for Ortiz than the Red Sox did for Jeter because what the Red Sox did for Jeter was outrageously embarrassing.
And Boston plans to name the Brookline Ave Bridge the David Ortiz (Big Papi) Bridge. So you will soon be able to take “The Papi” from Comm Ave to Landsdowne Street.
Ortiz himself said back in August he feels “kind of tired of it, a little worn out.”
If you look at this list, he is understandably worn out:
The man who has everything no longer needs more.
Buckle your freaking seat belts for this weekend because it’s going to be an Ortiz pomp and circumstance explosion.
Gerry and Kirk think Garoppolo will start on Sunday, but Pete is not convinced.
Mad Dog Russo joined the show to talk about his appearance on Stern in which he went ballistic because Brady went to Rome. Mad Dog told K&C he would have preferred Brady remain “in the area” even though he’s suspended.
“Maybe I made a big deal about that,” Mad Dog said.
And Mike Lombardi made his weekly appearance to talk about the Patriots and said it is important “to establish the lead, not establish the run.”
Welcome to Boston, Kacie McDonnell.
Listen to the first edition of “Coffee from Cumberland Farms with Callahan” here.
Shout out to Dave Mellor. Does a great job.
Line of the day: Kirk: “Have you ever weighed 400 pounds, Pete?” Pete: “Oh God no, my highest was 345.”
Caller of the day: Joey in Plymouth, “I love listening to the show, especially Dennis and Kirk.”
Tied with Lou, “Kirk, I don’t care about you or your miserable life or what anybody’s butt looks like there!” Thinks Gerry should do the show with Matt Chatham instead.
Producer contribution of the day: Curtis made a joke about allegedly having weight loss surgery and nobody laughed and he had to explain he was making a joke.