"The David Ortiz farewell tour was filled with many memorable moments. Most of those happened during games, as the retiring superstar nearly slugged his way into the MVP award.
His final season was also filled with just as many awkward moments. Most of those actually came before games when teams presented him with going-away gifts.
Perhaps the most awkward ceremony took place in Baltimore. Prior to his final game at Camden Yards, on Sept. 21, the Orioles rolled out the red carpet, showed highlights of Ortiz mashing home runs against the mutual rival New York Yankees, and then presented him with the actual visitor’s dugout phone he once destroyed during an in-game meltdown."
Yeah, if you're going to celebrate a player, then at least do it properly.
But, of course, there's an even easier solution that would nip this awkwardness in the bud.