Though there were rumors yesterday, David Ortiz made the official announcement today:
Here are some of the articles trying to put Papi’s careeer into context:
* Brain MacPherson says [no hitter has ever meant more to the Red Sox than Big Papi](http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151117/SPORTS/151119348/14009?rssfeed=true).
* David Schoenfield calls him [an iconic player](http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/66461/love-him-or-hate-him-david-ortiz-is-an-iconic-player).
* Jeff Sullivan shows how [Papi has refused to decline with age](http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/david-ortiz-has-refused-to-decline/).