David Ortiz appears to have a new business venture days after his Baseball Hall of Fame enshrinement.
The Boston Red Sox legend is teaming up with Massachusetts-based cannabis company Rev Brands to launch a new line called “Papi Cannabis,” the company announced.
“Once I embraced the flow of the flower everything changed,” Ortiz said. “Cannabis has helped me relax, sleep better, manage stress and heal physically after a lifetime of playing ball, and I look forward to sharing Papi Cannabis and my personal journey to help people understand its benefits.”
Papi Cannabis’ first product be a “Sweet Sluggers” line, which will include what Rev Brands referred to as Ortiz’s “favorite strains” such as “Black Mamba #7,” “Lava Cake #7,” “Motorbreath #15” and “Bootylicious #4,” to be sold at recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts, with others products expected to be released later this summer.
Ortiz was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native finished his MLB career with a .286 batting average, 541 home runs and 1,768 RBI.
Ortiz began the fourth Dominican native to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, joining Juan Marichal (1983), former Red Sox teammate Pedro Martínez (2015) and Vladimir Guerrero (2018) upon induction.