Red Sox’s David Ortiz takes batting practice with nephew who hits him in man region (Video)

Oct 8, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) throws the ball to 2 year old, Garrett Gandarillas, prior to game four of the American League divisional series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz isn’t busting out an aluminum bat during batting practice, he’s apparently helping his nephew, two-year-old Garrett Gandarillas work on his swing.

Case in point, Tuesday evening when prior to Game 4, Ortiz was spotted on the field giving hitting lessons (if you will) to Gandarillas, who was fully equipped in his oversized Ortiz jersey.

Big Papi must have had the movement on his underhand fastball working tonight because he was twirling the pitches by the two-year old with relative ease. But of course, as any Major League batter (or fan, for that matter) knows, throw too many fastballs in succession and the hitter will time it.

That’s exactly what this Little Papi did as he sent a rocket back towards Big Papi, which just so happened to hit him below the belt, sending the husky Ortiz to the ground in pain.

Fellow Red Sox players who were watching the festivities can be seen laughing in the background as Big Papi rolls around in pain while Gandarillas looks on in amusement.


H/T CorkGains

Topics: Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz

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  • franktrades

    Every good coach has a scar or two. The kid can include this video in his college applications.

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