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David Ortiz and Jose Bautista pose for a photo at the Reebok CrossFit Challenge at the Buck O'Neil Research and Education Center on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga for Reebok CrossFit)

David Ortiz defeats Jose Bautista in Reebok challenge

While in Kansas City for All-Star Game festivities, Jose Bautista and David Ortiz competed in a CrossFit fitness challenge yesterday at the nearby Buck O’Neill Research and Education Center. Sponsored by Reebok, the two sluggers raced against the clock in workouts to determine which athlete was the fittest on the baseball field. The crowd in attendance saw Ortiz defeat Bautista and, due to a handshake agreement between the pair, Bautista will have to wear his pants up high when the Blue Jays take on the Yankees in New York next week as a result.

For hosting the event, Reebok made a donation to the Buck O’Neill Center, the home of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Thanks to Jessie Carney and Jody Sowa from M&C Saatchi for reaching out and providing these images from the event.

David Ortiz

David Ortiz participates in the Reebok CrossFit Challenge at the Buck O'Neil Research and Education Center on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga for Reebok CrossFit)

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista poses for a photo with children from the Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Missouri at the Reebok CrossFit Challenge at the Buck O'Neil Research and Education Center on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga for Reebok CrossFit)

David Ortiz

Jose Bautista and David Ortiz conduct an interview during the Reebok CrossFit Challenge at the Buck O'Neil Research and Education Center on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga for Reebok CrossFit)

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista and David Ortiz talk during the Reebok CrossFit Challenge at the Buck O'Neil Research and Education Center on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga for Reebok CrossFit)

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