Honored By D.R. Basketball Team
… With Custom Jerseys
6/17/2019 4:01 PM PDT
A Dominican Republic hoops team showed MAJOR love for David Ortiz over the weekend … ditching its normal set of unis for jerseys with Big Papi’s face as the logo.
It all went down Sunday … when Huellas del Siglo — a local team in the D.R. — rocked some bright orange gear that featured a picture of Ortiz tipping his Red Sox cap with the words “Big Papi” written underneath.
Of course, Ortiz was nearly killed last week when a man opened fire on his back outside of a nightclub in Santo Domingo.
But, fortunately for everyone, the MLB legend is doing better after surgery … and Huellas del Siglo was so happy for the news, they broke out the custom jerseys against San Carlos.
“Today we pay homage to the living legend David Ortiz,” the team said of the uniforms in Spanish … “and we continue to pray for his total recovery.”
Turns out, the new Papi duds were good luck … Huellas del Siglo won their game, 83-81.