Orioles Give Big Papi That Phone He Destroyed in 2013 as a Retirement Gift (Video and Tweet)
On July 27, 2013, David Ortiz lost his cool a bit in the visitors dugout during a Red Sox-Orioles game at Camden Yards. He smashed the telephone in the dugout with a bat after a strikeout and…that seemed to be the end of things.
Little did we know that the Orioles have mafia-like patience when remembering matters like this, and three years later, as Ortiz (likely) played his last game at Camden Yards, he was gifted that very phone.
Here’s a video of the incident a few years back:
And here’s the scene last night, featuring a much more chill David Ortiz:
And if you were looking for a close-up shot of the phone, we’ve got you covered there, too:
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 22, 2016
That’s just about the coolest retirement gift I could imagine. I wonder where the hell they were keeping that thing.