As if there isn’t enough pressure on Big Papi, now he’s got gangsta rapper thugs after him. Apparently Ortiz isn’t the most creative of club-namers, and may have, shall we say…borrowed…the name already used by Jay-Z for a string of sports bars.


“David Ortiz is fully aware of plaintiff’s Manhattan 40/40 Club, since he had been a patron there on several occasions long before he opened his infringing Forty/Forty Club,” said the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court.

Ortiz had no immediate comment on the lawsuit.

Forty-forty? It may explain why Papi tried to steal a base the other day.