David Ortiz holds baby during national anthem

David Ortiz of the Red Sox holds a bbay during the national anthem before a game against the Royals, Aug. 8, 2013.
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David Ortiz wasn't in the Red Sox lineup Thursday night against the Royals but he was the one making headlines the next morning.

Before the game in Kansas City, a fan apparently asked the Boston slugger to hold his infant for a photo. Big Papi obliged but after taking the baby, the national anthem started.

Hence this classic star-spangled photo of Ortiz holding the baby in one hand and his baseball cap in the other.

It's enough to make you forget about Ortiz's dugout phone-destroying tirade last month.