Baseball star meets president, gets selfie

David 'Big Papi' Ortiz and President Obama pose for a selfie at the White House. Credit: Reuters

Baseball star David 'Big Papi' Ortiz met President Obama today and, naturally, asked for a selfie.

Ortiz was part of the 2013 World Series-winning Boston Red Sox team invited to the White House.

After giving the president his own OBAMA 44 Red Sox jersey, Ortiz snuck in a request for a personal picture.

"Oh, he wants to do a selfie," joked the president.

"Yes, sir!" confirmed Ortiz, to the delight of his teammates and gathered media.

The big-hitting 38-year-old tweeted the result: