David Ortiz went undercover, barely, for ridesharing service Lyft, to drive Boston-area fans around for an afternoon.
David Ortiz is a Boston Red Sox legend. He’s Big Papi, the affable big guy who helped the Sox overcome the New York Yankees after falling behind 3-0 in the 2004 playoffs and win their first championship since 1918.
You’d think he was as recognizable a figure in Beantown as Larry Bird. Apparently, though, it only takes a comically ridiculous wig and glasses to go incognito.
Some of these passengers had to have known. “Donnie”, his Lyft driving alias, looked exactly like you might expect Ortiz to look: with a wig on.
Ortiz, in his age-40 season, is batting .316 with 37 HRs and 124 RBI for the AL-East leading Red Sox (92-66). It’s hard to recall a player who’s approached that production in his final season before retirement. If Big Papi really does walk away from the game, he can kill time as Lyft driver.