To close the pre-game ceremonies (which were fantastic, by the way), David Ortiz was given the duties of delivering a few words to the city of Boston. The video of that is below, with the transcript of what he said under the video.
This jersey that we’re wearing today it doesn’t say “Red Sox” it says “Boston”
We want to thank you Mayor [Thomas] Menino, Gov. [Deval] Patrick, the whole police department, the great job they did this past week
This is our f…ing city…
and nobody gonna dictate our freedom.
Knowing that since an “f bomb” was dropped on national television, the US Federal Communications Commission Chief weighed in on the matter:
David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today’s Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston – Julius
— The FCC (@FCC) April 20, 2013
Might this open the door to more profanity being used on national television? Maybe, but those instances might not go un-fined like this speech did. The use of the word just felt right, and that’s really the only way I can describe it.