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David Ortiz holds Red Sox fan’s baby during National Anthem (video)

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As we all know, “Papi” means “Daddy” in English, so “Big Papi” David Ortiz demonstrated that it’s more than just a clever moniker when he took a BoSox fan’s baby from the dad and held the little bundle of joy during the performance of the National Anthem before the Boston Red Sox-Kansas City Royals game on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

Ortiz has three children with his wife Tiffany, so holding a baby is old hat for the 37-year-old veteran slugger.

Still, it was an adorable moment that showcased that Ortiz, a fierce competitor between the lines (well, in the batter’s box — the DH doesn’t get out in the field much) does in fact have a softer side. And that’s in spite of his recent dugout outburst when he violently smashed a phone, an act of aggression for which he was fined $5,000, although he is appealing the penalty.

But let’s move on to the cuteness.

Via MLB.com:

Everybody go, “Awwwwww.” Because the adorable scene merits it.

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