Boston Red Sox legend and 2022 baseball Hall of Famer David Ortiz stopped by the Natick Mall on Monday to participate in a panel discussion on the importance of maintaining good health through strong health care partnerships, followed by an “Intentional Walk.” Big Papi serves as a brand ambassador for eternalHealth, a Medicare Advantage health plan.
After a Q & A session, he and the crowd of about 75 stretched out near the infinity pool before embarking on a walk. Hanging out at the mall was a homecoming of sorts for Ortiz. “I used to come to this mall a lot because I used to live like ten minutes from here,” Big Papi said, referring to his Weston home that he sold in 2021 for $3.5 million.
In addition to living in Metrowest for over a decade, the slugger also at one time owned a restaurant in Framingham, Big Papi’s Grille, which closed in 2011.