Massachusetts politicians including Gov. Charlie Baker are moving to name a bridge in honor of Red Sox legend David Ortiz.
The plan would rename the Brookline Avenue Bridge between Landsdowne Street and Newbury Street in Boston the “David Ortiz (‘Big Papi’) Bridge.”
“David Ortiz’s accomplishments and heroics on and off the baseball field have made him a living legend, and his heartfelt contributions to the communities here and in his native Dominican Republic have made him an icon,” Baker said.
“As a lifelong Red Sox fan, I am thrilled to be able to help our Commonwealth create a lasting ‘Thank You’ to Big Papi through the renaming of this bridge.”
After the House acts on the measure, the legislation will go to the Senate.