Not even David Ortiz is immune to getting a case of the goosebumps that we’ve all felt as sports fans.
Big Papi joined Boston Red Sox fans for a special live Fanatics hangout on Facebook Tuesday afternoon, signing baseballs during an entertaining Q and A session. When Ortiz was asked what jersey the Red Sox legend would want if he could only own one, however, Fanatics had a surprise in store.
Ortiz chose the one and only Michael Jordan as his pick, and he didn’t have to wait long for his dream to turn into reality.
The reaction from Big Papi says it all, jumping out of his chair in disbelief and holding up his new prized possession. Just like the thousands of fans who have been gifted a David Ortiz jersey, the Red Sox slugger gets goosebumps on his arms once it really kicks in.
“This is a dream come true right here,” Ortiz said while holding up his new jersey. “Oh my goodness, this might go under my pillow!”
Whether Ortiz actually sleeps with it under his pillow or he simply decides to hang it up on his wall, you can bet he will remember this moment for a long time.
A winner of three World Series championships and six Silver Slugger awards, Ortiz is as accomplished as any player in recent history. That doesn’t mean he’s immune to feeling like a kid on Christmas morning when being gifted a special sports item that he’s always wanted.
Moments like the one on Tuesday remind us that there’s a wide-eyed sports fanatic inside our biggest sports idols and star athletes – even ones with more than 500 career home runs.
See the full video on the Fanatic Facebook page