LAUGH BREAK: Watch Kenan Thompson’s Amazing David Ortiz Spoof On SNL
Red Sox DH David Ortiz is a legend in Boston, where he has played since 2003 and has earned a reputation for being one of the game's all-time great hitters; which is why his retirement after next season has been big news. But it isn't just his World Series MVP and epic clutch hitting in the postseason that has made him one of the city's most beloved athletes; it's also his personality.
The outgoing, often-smiling Dominican still speaks with a thick accent; perhaps purposely disguising his very good English because he is aware that his "Spanglish" has created a charm that many find irresistable. Ortiz has channeled that charm over the years to create a larger-than-life persona to match his performances on the baseball diamond, and teammates, fans and media have for years been treated to "Big Papi's" outrageous anecdotes, served up with just the right about of genuine enthusiasm and humor.
That friendly, sly knowingness of his Dominican roots combined with the all the ego and bravado that comes with being a world famous athlete are captured perfectly by Kenan Thompson in his hilarious impersonation of Ortiz as a guest on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.
And now that you know how much I love David Ortiz, you can watch the video below.
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