Plan would re­name Bos­ton bridge for Sox slug­ger Or­tiz

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Mas­sachusetts of­fi­cials are mov­ing to name a bridge in honor of re­tir­ing Bos­ton Red Sox slug­ger David Or­tiz.

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives has ap­proved a sup­ple­men­tal bud­get that in­cludes lan­guage that would re­name the Brook­line Av­enue Bridge the David Or­tiz (Big Papi) Bridge.

The bridge spans the Mas­sachusetts Turn­pike be­tween Lands­downe Street and New­bury Street, near Fen­way Park.

Or­tiz is in his fi­nal sea­son with the play­off-bound Red Sox.

Law­mak­ers say the honor would rec­og­nize his ac­com­plish­ments on and off the field. They note his char­i­ta­ble work on be­half of chil­dren in New Eng­land and his na­tive Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic and his ef­forts af­ter the 2013 Bos­ton Marathon bomb­ing to help the city heal.

The House passed the bill dur­ing an in­for­mal ses­sion on Thurs­day. The bill now goes to the Se­nate.

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