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David Ortiz worked the drive-thru at New Hampshire Dunkin’ Donuts (pic/vid)


When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hangs up his cleats for the last time and retires after a storied MLB career, his quality performance while working the drive-thru at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Salem, N.H., certainly indicates he may have his post-retirement part-time job already lined up.

Ortiz, with a name tag reading “Big Papi” on his brown apron, took orders and even made an iced coffee while serving customers coffee as part of a promotion for the chain’s Dunkin’s Iced Coffee Day on Wednesday. As noted in a Boston Globe report, every iced coffee sold in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire locations will result in a $1 donation to the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Tuesday’s appearance ahead of Boston’s game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park is part of an endorsement deal Ortiz has with Dunkin’ Donuts for the duration of this season. Ortiz indicated his favorite drink at the popular chain is a mocha latte with milk and sugar. He apparently will enjoy it hot or cold, depending on the season.

Ortiz retweeted a photo of himself fraternizing with a customer as well as whipping up a coffee.

And for the record, working his “side job” had no ill effects on his regular gig, as Ortiz went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored in Boston’s 4-3 win.

(photo credit: Boston Globe)