Lyft has definitely perfected the art of the prank.
Before he officially hangs it up and retires from work life, David "Big Papi" Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox has become the latest to take part in the prank.
Even with his signature beard, the customers — in Boston — have no idea they are riding around with No. 34. Posing as "Dani," he first goes through his signature ritual of spitting in his hands and rubbing them together. A bit odd for a Lyft driver, but whatever gets you safely from points A to B.
Along the ride, he talks about the terrible drivers in New York, posing for a selfie with the president, and asks them who their favorite player is on the Red Sox. One woman says she has some David Ortiz gear and wears his shirts, to which he responds, "All of my shirts are his shirts."