What Had Happened Was: 9/30/16
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After clubbing 53 home runs against the New York Yankees over his career, Thursday night marked the last time Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz would ever play at Yankee Stadium.
But instead of an embittered night with fans yelling at him on his way out, Ortiz was treated to a delightful night that had players from both teams smiling. “Impressive, man. There were no boos out there,” Ortiz said. “It seems like everybody was happy that I’m leaving.”
Here’s the best of Thursday night’s tribute to Big Papi:
.@Yankees honor @davidortiz with gifts AND a surprise guest … #ThanksPapi pic.twitter.com/SOcif7rIIU
— MLB (@MLB) September 29, 2016
Inception starring @davidortiz. #ThanksPapi pic.twitter.com/QYXnuLkc3A
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 29, 2016
Nothing but respect.
The Yankees put the rivalry aside to toast Big Papi in his Bronx farewell: https://t.co/PLDWWpmSab
— ESPN (@espn) September 30, 2016
The #ThanksPapi tour rolls on! Thanks to the @yankees for putting aside the rivalry for a few minutes before the game! pic.twitter.com/4yvswl5S1V
— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 30, 2016
A tribute to Big Papi is in the works in center field by crews at #FenwayPark #RedSox.#FOX25 pic.twitter.com/k33gHOI1Rv
— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) September 29, 2016
The photo that keeps on giving:
Jimmy: so imma bring the ball up
Rondo: but I'm the poi..
Jimmy: SO IMMA BRING THE BALL UP pic.twitter.com/NtdCLoMNw5
— XXII (@UmmKev) September 29, 2016
A.J. Green was unstoppable in Bengals' win over Miami, with 10 grabs on 11 targets.
PFF's complete grades recap: https://t.co/jKJGPpGvP2 pic.twitter.com/PIlKAN0FGj
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 30, 2016
AJ Green: 166 yards
Miami Dolphins: 152 yards
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 30, 2016
Everyone playing against AJ Green in fantasy this week. pic.twitter.com/01XR4RD6li
— William B. Bradley (@_BlakeBradley) September 30, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
A Prairie View A&M University volleyball player did blackface on Snapchat.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is hiring a social media manager, and it’ll probably be the best job ever.
When Americans party, Mexicans pay the price in drug cartel violence.
Twenty Latino PBS movies you can stream for free during Hispanic Heritage Month.
There’s an intriguing link between police shootings and black voter registration.
TOP THREE TWEETS
Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?
1. MY GUY, WHO HURT YOU?
2. YOU TRIED IT, BEY
Me: *opens Ivy Park commercial*
Beyoncé: I stretch my body out like the horizon
— Beyoncé ate Coachella (@beysupremacist) September 29, 2016
Ivy Park Collection @WeAreIvyPark #IvyPark pic.twitter.com/bXGSO80DPX
— Família Carter (@oficialjayzbk) September 29, 2016
3. JUST WAY, SON?
this man boutta grow gills out his neck in the morning. #UMES pic.twitter.com/KuVlGepgfY
— honey long leg$ (@ShutUpShawna_) September 29, 2016
God heard y'all complaints about UMES being dry and answered accordingly.
— theSnowman 🤽🏾♂️ (@iGetCurved_) September 29, 2016
Our brother Martenzie Johnson sat down with Mike Colter, the star of the Netflix series Luke Cage, to talk about the history of his character and what a black man in a hoodie really means in 2016:
Mike Randal Colter was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina. It’s a town of just over 2,000 people — 60 percent of whom are black. While Colter describes his childhood experience as “unique,” he hails from a state that proudly flew the Confederate battle flag outside its statehouse for 54 years until nine churchgoers were gruesomely murdered in 2015. “We had the Confederate flag flying over us for so many years,” Colter said. “And when you go down there, there’s still a sense of separation.” At the age of 8, while his classmates probably wanted to be firefighters and astronauts when they grew up, Colter knew he wanted to be an actor. He even believes he was born to be one. But years before he could even realize that dream, he faced that momentthat almost every black person in this country does: when he realized he was a black person in America. As a member of the Cub Scouts, Colter was away at camp. He recalls sitting next to a boy, no older than 6, who just flat-out called him the N-word.
President Obama doing his best split w the US Olympic Women's Gymnastic team pic.twitter.com/idALFWkf5s
— petesouza (archived) (@PeteSouza44) September 30, 2016