Red Sox star David Ortiz signed deal with Samsung just one day before he shot selfie with Obama

Red Sox star David Ortiz signed deal with Samsung just one day before he shot selfie with Obama
It appears that Ellen Degeneres might not be the only celebrity to be given instructions on how to take a high profile selfie using the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The day before Ortiz and the rest of the World Champion Boston Red Sox visited President Obama for the customary Presidential visit, (all major U.S. sports league champions get to visit the president in the White House) the slugging first baseman/DH had signed an endorsement deal with Samsung. While word later leaked that Ellen was taught how to use the phablet to take a selfie, it is not known if the same directions were given to the Red Sox star.

When the White House photographer was about to snap a group picture, Ortiz interrupted and asked if he could take one of his own. The selfie of Ortiz and Obama had over 40,000 retweets at last count, far fewer than the millions that retweeted Ellen's now famous Oscar selfie. That picture set the record for the most popular tweet ever, ironically replacing one of the president and the First Lady embracing after he won his second four year term in office. Samsung quickly retweeted the Ortiz-Obama selfie to its 5 million members.

A White House official said that the president had no advance knowledge of Ortiz' decision to take a selfie with him. Samsung later confirmed its relationship with "Big Papi." Ironically, the president sided with Apple and against Samsung last year in a case involving the ITC. Apple faced injunctions against some of its devices including the Apple iPad 2, Apple iPhone 4 and other models. Under the law, the president can veto the sales ban, which he did.

source: @davidortiz via NewYorkPost

Related phones

Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As a Yankees fan, I hate the Sox, but I love Big Papi. Cool pic, Obama's the man.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Samsung wins in the marketing category and all fall blind to it

11. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Oh yeah, and Apple is any better with its sheeep? Spare us troll boy


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Still, nice pic


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

I have to even teach some customers how to use feature phones

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

That was kind of the idea when the first generation iphone came out, make it easier for the consumer because most feature phones were not smart and hard to use


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Beg to differ, no matter which phone or sys, I've had customers new to tech always asked for help,, even iphone.

5. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

If Samsung had to teach Ellen how to take a selfie on their phone, it doesn't say much for its usability.


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

I tried zooming in on the pic, sorta looks like S5

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's definitely a Note 3.

3. Sauce unregistered

Now Ortiz needs to do some convincing to MLB. Apple's devices and iBeacon in them ballparks are really neat.

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Wow... Now thats a Home Run for Samsung...

1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

well played Samsung well played

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