Mike Napoli greeted former teammate David Ortiz with a quick nuzzle at first base
From 2013-2015, David Ortiz and Mike Napoli were teammates. There were plenty of great times: 150 combined dingers, plenty of walk-offs and a World Series ring. It forged a bond that will never be broken -- not even by the tension of a postseason series.
So, when Ortiz trotted to first after drawing a walk during ALDS Game 3 between Boston and Napoli's Indians, the Cleveland first baseman couldn't resist saying hello to his old friend. With, uh, some nuzzling:
And Papi returned the favor:
The Indians would hold on for a nail-biting 4-3 win, and will face the Blue Jays in ALCS Game 1 on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on TBS and Sportsnet. Still, this is definitely the best retirement present Ortiz has gotten all season.