He later apologized, but said he felt as though Boston needed to get pumped up.
"A lot of positive comments. It was something that I just said," Ortiz said. "You've got to know how emotional I get sometimes. Going through what we went through this week, that was my feeling. I was hurting just like everyone else. That's how I am."
At 4:55 p.m. ET on Saturday, the FCC's official Twitter account posted, "David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today's Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston -- Julius."
Since 2009, Julius Genachowski has been the chairman of the FCC, which regulates communications within the U.S.
Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.