David Ortiz Drove a Lyft Around Boston and No One Noticed Him
David Ortiz pulled a big prank while driving unsuspecting passengers around Boston for a new edition of “Undercover Lyft.”
Going by the alias “Donnie,” the Red Sox slugger was able to fool riders while wearing just sunglasses and an afro wig. Considering how huge of a sports star Big Papi is in the city, it’s pretty surprising that no one noticed him, especially since he gave the passengers plenty of hints.
Ortiz drops a slew of clues in the video, from performing his famous batter’s box routine to talking about his infamous selfie scandal with President Barack Obama. He even went so far as to tell one rider why she should root for that “Papi guy.”
“You should like him,” Ortiz said. “He’s real good.”
Other highlights from the hilarious video include Ortiz badmouthing New York drivers, singing about his teammate Pablo “Panda” Sandoval, and explaining to one rider how his closet is filled entirely with Big Papi shirts.
Ortiz isn’t the first star to take part in an “Undercover Lyft” segment. Singer Demi Lovato, hip-hop mogul DJ Khaled, and former Celtics player Shaquille O’Neal have all participated in the series.
Check out the full video below.