David Ortiz victimized by exploding golf ball trick
Pitchers and catchers are trickling into their Major League Baseball spring training camps this weekend, so it seems like a good time to share this funny video of one of Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's golf outings over the winter.
Back in December, Big Papi was back in his native Dominican Republic for his annual Children's Fund Celebrity Golf Classic. Also on hand, among others, were catcher extraordinaire Ivan ''Pudge'' Rodriguez and trick-shot specialist Trevor "Macho Man" Consavage.
As you can see in the video embedded below, Consavage demonstrated a trick in which he chipped a golf ball straight up in the air, then grabbed a bat and knocked it down the fairway. Tough as it looks, Macho Man got it on the first try. Impressively, Pudge also got a hit with his first cut.
Then it was Ortiz's turn. Was the third time a charm? Well, the headline above kind of gives the end away. But Big Papi's big cut, and his reaction, is well worth the 90 seconds or so it takes to watch the video. And if you'd like to see more on his tournament, here's a report on it from The Boston Globe.
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