David Ortiz has a new job. It's in New England, and it could, at times, have something to do with sports.
The Fox Sports postseason analyst, who you might also remember played for the Red Sox, inked a deal with Foxwood Resort Casino--the casino in Connecticut--as a company ambassador.
From the press release, it looks like he is going to be used in marketing campaigns "and lend support to other initiatives", whatever that means.
Here is what the company's interim CEO, Rodney Butler, said about it:
“We are so thrilled to welcome David Ortiz to the Foxwoods team, solidifying a unique partnership between two New England institutions. 'Big Papi' knows a thing or two about hitting it big, and we’ve hit the jackpot in adding him to our lineup to engage with guests and elevate the Foxwoods brand in his new role with the organization.”
And here is what our guy Big Papi said about it.
“I’ve had such great experiences coming to Foxwoods over the years, so this partnership is a really exciting opportunity for me to show why it’s the premier resort destination in the Northeast. We’re going to have a lot of fun together, and I look forward to sharing the Wonder Of It All with my fans.”
So yeah, good for him I guess. What they should really do is rent him out for private functions and basically you pay him to hang out with you and a bunch of other people for an amount of time. I think a lot of people would sign up and pay the big bucks to do that, plus he seems like the kind of guy who wouldn't mind doing that--as long as you let him win in blackjack.
Regardless of what comes of it, hopefully we get to see some entertaining commercials now.