David Ortiz may be known in Boston as Big Papi — the man who has brought home three championships, including the first World Series title in 86 years — but to a few unsuspecting Lyft riders, he was just Donnie.
Following in the footsteps of Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, and Shaquille O’Neal, the legendary baseball star, who is retiring at the end of the season, threw on a disguise and picked up some Lyft passengers.
The most popular man in Boston not named Tom Brady went around the city and was able to somehow go unnoticed despite dropping many hints, including his dislike of New York, not enjoying walks, and that he was going to the Red Sox game that night.
Ortiz even managed to reference his famous selfie with President Obama in 2014, but that still didn’t bring attention to his real identity. “I don’t mean to brag, but I took my brothers on a tour and we got to meet him,” he said. “I took a selfie with him. I’m the first one to ever do it. Selfies are new, it’s not like it has been out there forever, like ‘I took a selfie with Ronald Reagan.’ No one can say that.”
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