The gold chain. The sunglasses. All he needed to do was start chanting, “I’m the king of rock, there is none higher … I won’t stop rockin’ til I retire.”
Ahh, but this was about retirement — specifically Ortiz’s. With Big Papi in Anaheim for the final time in his playing career, the Angels joined the retirement-tour party and gave Ortiz a nice send-off. Aside from a present (a cool portrait that had “Big Papi” scrawled across it), Trout and Angels coach Alfredo Griffin put on sunglasses and gold chains to mimic Ortiz’s flamboyant style.
For someone like Trout, who is usually as plain as it gets, this was both a surprising and entertaining turn.
If you honor Big Papi, you dress like Big Papi. pic.twitter.com/8k4DqOCP5V
— MLB (@MLB) July 29, 2016
Baseball definitely needs more dookie-rope chains.
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