The former designated hitter, who will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday, July 24, was working as an analyst and field reporter during the All-Star festivities.
We say his All-Star break was busy because he called out the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals and urged them to pay Aaron Judge and Juan Soto, respectively; he asked Alek Manoah how he would pitch to him, he said to Miguel Cabrera that he is waiting for him in the Hall of Fame, he was called by singer Bad Bunny as a pinch-hitter in the Celebrity Game, and he pushed for the Boston Red Sox to re-sign Xander Bogaerts.
Pretty busy, huh?
At least he had fun!
man this was fun 😂😂😂 https://t.co/ZdnSilCa94
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) July 20, 2022
All of that while he prepares his Hall of Fame speech for this weekend.
Ortiz’s Fun-Loving Personality Was A Hit At The All-Star Game
‘Big Papi’s’ personality is what makes baseball fun.
Everybody involved enjoyed their short interactions with him during the All-Star Game, and it helped keep fans engaged and smiling.
Ortiz, in addition to his fun-loving personality, was as good as it gets on the batter’s box.
He retired with 541 home runs and a solid .286/.380/.552 batting line.
He won multiple World Series rings with the Red Sox, and is considered one of the greatest postseason performers of all-time.
The baseball universe loves and respects Ortiz for who he was as a player, but especially, for who he is as a person.
It will be a treat to watch him enter the Hall of Fame with that Red Sox hat.