Mike Trout honors Boston’s David Ortiz with a golden change of wardrobe

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, second from right, is greeted on the mound by Angels' Albert Pujols, left, and Mike Trout, second left, and infield coach Alfredo Griffin before Thursday's game at Angel Stadium.
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If there were an MLB award at the end of the season for best Big Papi impersonation, Mike Trout should take it.

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is on his retirement tour this season and being honored at each city the team plays. Next stop: Anaheim, where the team is in the second game of a four-game series this weekend against the Angels.

During Thursday’s pregame ceremonies, Angels’ Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and infield coach Alfredo Griffin honored Ortiz by presenting a portrait of Big Papi himself by artist Stephen Holland, known for painting portraits of athletes and celebrities. What stood out during the presentation was Trout’s wardrobe selection.

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, is presented with a painting of him being unveiled by Angels' Albert Pujols. left, and Mike Trout before the game on Thursday. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Trout decided to honor Ortiz his own way by donning shades and a gold chain necklace, which Ortiz usually wears on the field.

You might need a double-take on this one.

The Angels went home with a 2-1 win on a walk-off throwing error by Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez.

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