The rumor was the Baltimore Orioles weren’t going to do anything special for David Ortiz. And some people were kind of mad. Well, that was a lie. It turns out, they had possibly the best surprise of them all planned for Ortiz.
The Orioles joked on social media about a possible video of Ortiz being owned by reliever Brian Matusz — or should I say former reliever now. But no, they gave him something you probably remember.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 22, 2016
Oh my God, no one even uses landlines anymore! What’s this all about. Well, let’s just say there was an incident a few years ago — like the tweet says.
Honestly, I’m surprised there was enough phone left to give to him. He vaporized that thing.
It’s also a weird situation. Ortiz struck out swinging. He yells at the umpire. He yells at his teammates. And he takes out his frustration on an innocent bystander — the telephone. Not good. But hey, everyone has their moments. At least Ortiz didn’t take Pedey’s head off — which looked like a definite possibility.
The O’s also donated 10k to charity as a favor to him and played a highlight tape of him dicing up the New York Yankees. At least the Red Sox and Orioles have mutual enemies, right? Right.
Some might wonder why they gave Ortiz a gift. Well, he’s been a thorn in their side for over a decade. It’s the least they could do for him when he decided to stop beating up on them. Just think: the O’s are the real beneficiaries here. That’s one less amazing bat they have to face. I’d be stoked if I were them too.
All I’m saying is, the Red Sox better have something amazing in mind. The O’s gesture could be tough to beat — even if it was kind of a joke.