Call it a parting gift from the Bronx faithful.
Someone is trying convince thousands of Yankees fans to moon Red Sox slugger David Ortiz on Sept. 29, during what could be Big Papi’s final game against the Bronx Bombers.
The website moonbigpapi.com is trying to organize at least 10,000 people to show Ortiz their backsides during that game.
“Big Papi has been a whining, complaining thorn in the New York Yankees’ side for a long time,” says the site.
Ortiz, who this week passed Yankees great Mickey Mantle on the career home run list, plans to retire following this season.
Clubs have showered Ortiz with farewell gifts throughout the season; in Houston, he received a cowboy hat, Kansas City gave him various BBQ sauces and a framed portrait, and, perhaps most strangely, the Twins gave him a big jar of peanut butter and made a $10,000 donation in his name.
At least one Yankees fan has other ideas.
“Imagine David Ortiz’s great surprise as his Yankee Stadium tribute abruptly turns into an avalanche of red-cheeked butts,” says the site.