Retired life is treating David Ortiz pretty well, we’d say.
The former Boston Red Sox star has been spotted relaxing in several cozy locations over the last few months, and on Saturday he was among the nearly 160,000 people to descend upon Churchill Downs to witness Always Dreaming win the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.
Needless to say, this was a first-time experience for Ortiz. During his career, he always spent Derby weekend beating up on opposing pitchers. If he were still active this season, he would have been in Minnesota on Saturday helping the Sox in their 11-1 destruction of the Twins.
This year though, he spent Derby Day posing for tons of pictures, which included some entertaining shots with Triple Crown jockey Victor Espinoza as part of their partnership with Sketchers.
A post shared by SKECHERS USA, Inc. (@skechers) on May 5, 2017 at 4:44pm PDT
The photos may have been business related, but Ortiz is rarely “all-business” unless he’s standing in a batter’s box.
A post shared by Victor Espinoza (@espinozasvictor) on May 5, 2017 at 5:23pm PDT
Maybe we should take that back.
A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on May 6, 2017 at 11:17am PDT
Yeah, he’s rocking pinstripes. So what?
He’s David Ortiz. He can get away with it.
A post shared by David Ortiz (@davidortiz) on May 6, 2017 at 9:02am PDT
To say David Ortiz looked right at home at the Kentucky Derby would be an understatement. And to say we hope he makes this trip a new yearly tradition would be an even bigger understatement.
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