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David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story captures the spirit of Boston, a city with no shortage of sports icons, and celebrates the rise of a man from the Dominican Republic who willed himself to greatness — and who, in the process, changed the culture of an entire city. In addition to Ortiz’s successful playing career, the series (Executive Produced by Emmy Award winner Zak Levitt and narrated by Michael Chiklis) will examine pivotal moments in his life off the field, from his difficult assimilation ...
 
3X World Series Champion David Ortiz and Barstool Sports' Jared Carrabis sit down with sports legends, artists, and A-list stars. Each conversation will transcend sports and entertainment to give fans a whole new side of their favorite personalities. From money, fame, and fortune, 'Call Him Papi' gives you the intimate and humorous conversation with your favorite star that you never thought you'd have.
 
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Julian Edelman joins the show!! The three time Super Bowl champ sits down with us to talk about playing in New England, the Patriots way, and what the city of Boston means to him. The guys get into Tom Brady's exit from the Pats, the Brady influence, and if he considered following him to the Bucs. Have you ever wondered why Edelman is always shirtl…
 
Fresh off winning the 2021 Ryder Cup, Justin Thomas joins Call Him Papi for the 7th episode. JT talks partying after the Ryder Cup, being the #1 golfer in the world, and how he's trying to keep the game young. JT talks about his friendship with Tiger Woods, playing golf with Michael Jordan, and his relationship with the top players. He also names h…
 
Michael Strahan joins David Ortiz and Jared Carrabis for the 6th episode of Call Him Papi. Strahan is EVERYWHERE and doing EVERYTHING, and he breaks it all down for us. From Good Morning America, to football on FOX, to his new series "MORE THAN AN ATHLETE," Strahan talks about how he makes it all work. We hear about his humble beginnings, family li…
 
The GOAT Pedro Martinez sits down with David Ortiz and Jared Carrabis for the 5th episode of Call Him Papi. Pedro shares some stories he has never told before, and details those Red Sox contract negotiations. The guys get into Pedro's upbringing, playing for the Red Sox, the 2004 team, and how much the city of Boston truly means to them.…
 
Fernando Tatís Jr sits down with David Ortiz and Jared Carrabis for the 4th episode of Call Him Papi. He talks his rise to stardom, being crowned the face of baseball, and the polarizing effects that come with having fun while you play. The guys also talk about Tatís Jr.'s childhood, having a famous dad, this current Padres team, and who he thinks …
 
Rob Gronkowski sits down with Jared Carrabis and David Ortiz for the third episode of Call Him Papi. Gronk talks all about his retirement, his decision to come back to football, and playing in Tampa vs. New England. The guys get into his relationship with Tom Brady, how he built the trust in the Patriots organization, and what it meant to play for …
 
Alex Rodriguez sits down with David Ortiz and Jared Carrabis for the second episode of Call Him Papi. A-rod and Ortiz talk about their relationship on the field, and how close they were off the field. We get some insight into the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, that '04 postseason, and the struggles they both felt those years. A-rod also opens up about hi…
 
David Ortiz and Jared Carrabis sit down together for the premiere episode of Call Him Papi. Ortiz talks all things Red Sox, going deep into 2003, how it felt to play in 2004 (and if he even knew about the curse), playing the Yankees, becoming a superstar, the marathon bombing, and finally saying goodbye in 2016. The two also dive into Ortiz's curre…
 
3X World Series Champion David Ortiz and Barstool Sports' Jared Carrabis sit down with sports legends, artists, and A-list stars. Each conversation will transcend sports and entertainment to give fans a whole new side of their favorite personalities. From money, fame, and fortune, 'Call Him Papi' gives you the intimate and humorous conversation wit…
 
From the tough neighborhoods of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, David Ortiz, through the persistence of his father, takes to the game that is in his and all Dominican boys’ DNA. Assimilating to the United States and the Major League game itself, however, is a more difficult process. Ortiz must navigate his way through a new culture and language,…
 
Ortiz goes from rock bottom, after the death of his mother and his unceremonious release by the Minnesota Twins, to a chance encounter that would change the trajectory of his life forever. But once again, the road for David Ortiz to become "Big Papi" had its obstacles. Certainly, the New York Yankees were one of them. Another, a tradition of losing…
 
“Big Papi” becomes an "Idiot." His personality puts him at the center of the Sox's crew of hilarious misfits, and he is the key ingredient. His power carries the team, miraculously, to its first World Series title in 86 years. His confidence immediately washes away decades of dread in The Town that seemed to never catch a break. The Sox finally sta…
 
“Big Papi” brings the Sox two more titles. But along the way, the obstacles become much bigger. He has one of the worst slumps of his career, the media calls for his release, and finally, he's named in a PED scandal that rocks baseball and Papi's life. In typical Big Papi fashion, he bounces back, but then things get much darker in Boston in April …
 
Coming on Patriots' Day April 16th, David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story captures the spirit of Boston, a city with no shortage of sports icons, and celebrates the rise of a man from the Dominican Republic who willed himself to greatness — and who, in the process, changed the culture of an entire city. In addition to Ortiz’s successful playing career, t…
 
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