David Ortiz Retirement: Big Papi Wants Your Help Figuring Out What To Do With Free Time [VIDEO]

David Ortiz
"Big Papi" needs your ideas! Photo: Youtube

For the very first time in 14 years, Boston Red Sox fans will enjoy the start of the 2017 Major League without David Ortiz on the roster.

The living legend announced his retirement, and finished his career in baseball on November 18, 2015, with 541 home runs, and as the all-time leader in MLB history.

Even though Ortiz is now retired from baseball, that doesn’t mean he wants to spend his days being a couch potato. The Dominican-American star is trying to keep himself busy between filming commercials, enjoying the beach, and writing his very first book, a memoir titled "Papi: My Story."

David Ortiz "Big Papi" needs your ideas! Photo: Youtube

Big Papi also partnered with the John Hancock Company to get the most out of enjoying his life. As part of his new campaign, Ortiz is inviting fans to give him ideas on how to spend his retirement now that he isn’t playing baseball.

By posting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RetirementRookie, you can give advice to "Big Papi."

Barbara Goose, John Hancock Marketing Director, said on their website: "Whether it's three-time world champion or spring training, we can help you connect a home run when it comes to your retirement goals."

John Hancock is a division of Manulife, a Canadian-based financial services group with core operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. It offers its clients a wide range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and Distribution partners.

According to Boston Magazine, a ceremony will be held at Fenway Park in honor of Ortiz. The Red Sox Team plans to retire the former baseball player's number during a ceremony scheduled for June 23. That news squashes any hope Red Sox fans might have had of Ortiz making one final comeback in 2017.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.