Found August 09, 2013 on Holdout Sports:
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox

Your browser does not support iframes. Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz (a.k.a. "Big Papi") did not play in Thursday's game, but was dressed in uniform and actually held a fan's baby during the National Anthem before the game. Ortiz has apparently calmed down after his raging outburst where he smashed a Camden Yards dugout phone with his bat late last month.  This special moment should help a little it bit to repair his image from that little incident. The baby's dad was sure to take lots of video and photos with his phone before Big Papi gave the baby back to him. Video via MLB. Related posts: David Ortiz ejected for smashing dugout phone with bat (Video) Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.


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