April 16, 2014
After the Marathon bombings, David Ortiz declared, "This is out f------ city!" to the crowd at Fenway.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon

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I love the Marathon. There's no chance in hell I could run such a long distance -- I can barely run the bases anymore -- so I have great respect for those runners. In past years I always walked down near the finish line to watch when our game at Fenway was over, to cheer on the runners with my family. I'll be there this year for sure. Maybe I'll try to take selfies with as many people as I can while I'm there -- that will be my marathon. That's the great thing about this race, and this city and this country. No matter what happens, what anyone tries to do to us, we will always find a way to stay strong.

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