As we know, David Ortiz (“Big Papi”) is retiring at the end of the season. And, as he visits each stadium for the last time as a player (his “retirement tour”), different teams have honored him by gifting him rather, eh hem, unique items.
Already, for a couple of weird examples, Ortiz has received a life-size, lego replica of, well, himself from the Red Sox, and also 34 pounds of Northwest King Salmon from the Mariners. A couple of nights ago, the Padres sent Ortiz home on a surf board with his image on it:
You know, a watch would have been just fine.
He’s going to need another house for all of this stuff.