On a day when Bay Staters needed a little pick-me-up, it was one of the most jovial men in Boston sports history that gave it to them, as David Ortiz crushed a walk off homer to lift the Red Sox past the White Sox last night, 3-2.
Ortiz, who could use a little pick-up himself with the events of the last month, enjoyed his 10th career walk-off home-run, nine of those coming in a Red Sox uniform - a record which pushed Papi passed Jimmie Foxx for an all-time team record.
However, as the good folks at NESN pointed out, Ortiz hadn't had a walk-off homer since September 12, 2007. He was certainly due for what has become the big man's calling card. For a full listing of Ortiz's crowning moments, check out NESN.com's timeline.
Maybe it was the donning of the old real Red Sox uniform that got Ortiz back to his old form. Between the old jerseys, Ortiz's walk-off, and Alex Gonzalez jacking one over the wall, you can't help but feel nostalgic.