Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Big Papi Was The Big Winner At Last Night's Globies

(FenwayNation Photo)
FenwayNation was thrilled to be present last night at the 2nd Annual Globie Awards—presented by the Sports Department of The Boston Globe. This year, we were also honored to be part of the nomination process, and were eagerly looking forward to the results. Not surprisingly, retiring David Ortiz was the big winner—even giving the crowd a reprise (of sorts) of his famous post-Marathon speech. Ortiz took the following awards home: Boston Pride, Athlete of the Year, Red Sox MVP, Best Moment (500th HR), and Best Athlete Endorsement (JetBlue). Tom Brady won for Most Stylish and Patriots MVP. Other winners were Olympic marathoner Abbey D’Agostino (Good Sport), Northeastern University hockey star Kendall Coyne (Best Female Athlete), Isaiah Thomas (Celtics MVP) and Patrice Bergeron (Bruins MVP). The event itself was a star-studded gala—from the Red Carpet entrances to the Oscar-like presentations. It was a confirmation of what Big Papi said in his acceptance speech, "This is the best ******* sports city." Indeed. Congratulations to the Boston Globe Sports Department on a night that even surpassed the inaugural event from 2015!