Boston researchers have named a great white shark 'Big Papi'
All of those pale in comparison to his latest honor, because researchers at the Atlantic White Shark Conservatory have just named a great white shark -- spotted in the waters outside of Cape Cod -- after the Red Sox slugger.
It makes sense. They're both ferocious, with Ortiz destroying baseballs and the Great White preying upon fish, rays and even sharks. They're both clutch -- Ortiz smashes balls late in games, and feeble fish never escape the clutches of the great white's jaws. And finally, they both can smell blood up to a mile away. I think.
We can only hope this shark is as cool as the one in "Jaws 3-D" and goes on to hang out at a Florida theme park. It's what a shark named after Ortiz should probably do.