Mookie Betts is officially a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. But Boston Red Sox fans hold a special place in his heart.
Betts became a fan-favorite in Boston over his six seasons with the club. He had a plethora of highlight-reel moments, from telling ESPN announcers “I ain’t getting this one, boys,” about a fly ball to his grand slam over the Green Monster after a 13-pitch at-bat.
The All-Star outfielder was asked during his introductory press conference about the fans back in Boston being upset about not having him on the Red Sox’s roster come Opening Day.
“Like I said, I love Boston. It’s been my life for nine years,” Betts said, per The Boston Globe’s Julian McWilliams. “And so, I thank them for everything. I can’t ask them for anything more than what they did for me.”
The Dodgers and Red Sox don’t meet in the 2020 regular season, but there is the possibility they will come the postseason. However, that’s still a ways off.