Wednesday April 13th, 2016

Baltimore Orioles slugger Adam Jones paid a small tribute to Red Sox DH David Ortiz on Tuesday, wearing a gold chain with “500” pendant around his neck, the chain a giveaway by the Red Sox to commemorate Ortiz’s 500 career home runs. 

The gesture was well-meaning. Then Ortiz had to go and ruin it.

Ortiz knocked out a first-inning home run against the Orioles, forcing Jones to tuck the necklace away, lest he look like he was rooting for the opposing team. 

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Ortiz’s home run was his third in Boston’s first seven games, making him the first 40-year-old to achieve the feat since Hank Aaron in 1974. Ortiz announced before the season he will retire after this year.

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