Katie Nolan Launched a Donation Site for a Big Papi Bench in Central Park and Broke the Internet

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Earlier this year, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz announced that this will be his last season. The pelotero is next in line to end an illustrious career filled with home runs and bringing Fenway Park to its feet.

In Big Papi’s honor, Garbage Time’s Katie Nolan contemplated what to get the man who has pretty much everything.

Her plan? Adopt a bench in Central Park for the Boston hero, because why not leave a mark that simultaneously honors his legacy and annoys the hell out of Yankees fans across the city?

Given that Fox Sports wouldn’t give Nolan the $10,000 she needed to put Papi’s name in the park, she turned to the people with

The result? By 12:20 p.m. yesterday, a long list of donors included “2004 ALCS, Game 4, 12th inning,” “2004, 2007, 2013,” “Benchy McBenchface,” “Derek Jeter,” “Papi owns the Yankees,” Terry Francona,” and “Tom Brady.”

By 4:12 p.m., the page was down.

At 5:41 p.m., Nolan announced that Central Park’s website was not prepared for the sheer quantity of donations it received; since going up, fans had raised a whopping $6,000.

Do you count yourself amongst the ranks of Red Sox fans eager to get Papi’s name in gold for good in Central Park? Check back to see if the site returns soon.