David Ortiz has special gift for Japanese NHK comedian Hironari Yamazaki

Mike Petraglia
February 23, 2014 - 9:38 am

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox slugger David Ortiz spent several minutes with NHK Japanese comedian Hironari Yamazaki after workouts Sunday at JetBlue Park and spoke the language of comedy and baseball fluently with his admiring guest. With the comedian's entourage looking on, Ortiz presented Yamazaki with the bat he used in workouts and batting practice Sunday as well as his batting gloves. Ortiz also let Yamazaki wear his gold necklace. But no, Yamazaki did not keep that, gracious giving the necklace right back. Yamazaki is no Vladimir Putin.