Over the years, David Ortiz filled up the stat chart, won World Series, played in All-Star games and accomplished many things on the field that most ballplayers couldn’t imagine. Now, he’s a year into retirement and he’s ready to find a new job.
Throughout the season last year, there was just something missing, something that ached the heart every night at 7:05 p.m. ET… There was no David Ortiz on our television screens. Ortiz is now changing that. Big Papi is returning to our televisions, but this time off the field, with a brand new show on Fusion called, “Big Papi Needs a Job.”
The premise is simple: Ortiz is trying out a variety of new jobs after he’s driven “his family nuts” after puttering around the house for the last year. It’s “Undercover Boss,” but instead of your boss, it’s arguably the greatest DH in the history of the game.
Among the professions that Ortiz will try his hand at are stadium tour guide, dog groomer, manicurist, and musician. We also think he would do a great job as the guy on the tarmac that signals to departing aircraft. All he needs is a reflective vest and some flares and he’s ready to go.