Xander Bogaerts has been playing like a veteran for Boston, making fans forget that the 21-year-old is the youngest player to start a playoff game in Red Sox history.
Through his patience at the plate, his poise on the diamond and his ability to come up with the big hits, the young third baseman has certainly shown that he can handle playing on the big stage. While he has been thriving under pressure, the rookie revealed to NESN’s Jenny Dell a secret weapon that may be leading to his success.
Bogaerts, like all other members of the team who look up to David Ortiz “like 24 kindergartners looking up at their teacher,” has a nice, lucky spot in the locker room right next to Big Papi.
“I mean, it’s definitely nice to have a locker next to him so we can share hits, you know?”
Check out the above video to hear more from Bogaerts.