When doesn't #Xman hit? Congrats on an #ASG double! ❌ https://t.co/egOblqRauT pic.twitter.com/kafg5MmBY5— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) July 13, 2016
...and Ortiz's ceremonial exit after being pinch-run for:
What stood out most to me though, is how this All-Star Game perfectly represented the transition from the ballclub's storied recent history to what is hopefully a very bright future:
This photo of Ortiz + Xander is called Passing of the Torch. Prints available on my website in time for the holidays pic.twitter.com/KT7ywpogrC— Rich Levine (@rich_levine) July 13, 2016
If only Mookie had been hitting sixth and was standing on the top step of the dugout...
Xander Bogaerts & Mookie Betts are the 2nd pair of teammates 23 or younger to start the ASG as position players: pic.twitter.com/BmWYMGiCzZ— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 12, 2016
Those other two guys seemed to work out pretty well for the Sox.