It appears almost anything will get Red Sox Nation hoping beyond hope that David Ortiz will declare his return.
The now-retired star Red Sox slugger sent a mysterious tweet on Monday night, tagging The Boston Globe’s Twitter handle — without any other text.
Which, of course, led several Boston baseball fans to hypothesize: Could Big Papi be coming out of retirement?
you forgot to link the story where you're coming out of retirement— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) January 10, 2017
PLEASE COME BACK— Chris ☘️ (@ChrisLucero30) January 10, 2017
The Globe, for its part, tried to solicit an actual response from Big Papi.
We are listening. You can tell us anything!— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) January 10, 2017
The world may never know.