MLB commissioner touched by Fenway ceremony

Published On April 26, 2013 | By Kimberly Petalas

“This is our [expletive] city, and nobody is going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.”

After this heartfelt speech by David Ortiz following the Boston Marathon bombings, the FCC announced it not be fining anyone for an expletive being said on live television.

Now, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has said he agrees with the FCC’s decision.

“I agree with the FCC. I thought David Ortiz’s choice of words was outstanding given what he was trying to say. I mean that sincerely,” said Selig.  “I actually cried through the whole ceremony. I’m not afraid to tell you that. On one hand it was so uplifting, so sad in another way.”

Of course, many people thought Ortiz’s choice of words may have been inappropriate, so Big Papi issued an apology afterwards.

“If I offended anybody, I apologize, but I feel like this town needs to be pumped,” Ortiz said.

I’m sure the FCC and MLB commissioners would issue fines if the circumstances were different, but it’s clear that Big Papi is a proud Bostonian and spoke from his heart.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.