Mike Trout pays tribute to David Ortiz with gold chain, sunglasses

If David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox hadn’t been in town, you might have looked at Mike Trout’s pre-game garb Thursday night and wondered if he was wearing some sort of Run-DMC costume.

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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.

The Angels gave David Ortiz this portrait as a farewell gift. (AP)
The Angels gave David Ortiz this portrait as a farewell gift. (AP)

For someone like Trout, who is usually as plain as it gets, this was both a surprising and entertaining turn.

Baseball definitely needs more dookie-rope chains.

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