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I don’t want to put any pressure on myself. I just do what I do and have fun.
As I continue to learn, I’ll continue to do different things.
I just want to be that role model that the kids can look up to, and say, ‘I want to be like him. I want to be just like Mookie Betts.’
I don’t hit home runs in BP.
The more Opening Days the better. It never gets old. It’s one of those things where as it comes you embrace it, get ready, you still get those butterflies, which means you care.
You weigh your pros and cons and what’s real. You want to play baseball? Yeah. You want to go to school? If that’s the best option, than that is what it is.
Five World Series rings, 3000-plus hits, the fame, the fortune and playing for the second most historic franchise in baseball… These are just some of the reasons kids would always say they want to grow up to be just like Derek Jeter.
My Mom and Dad always told me to not act on emotion, act on what is real. When you’re mad don’t do something wrong because you’re mad.
There wasn’t a favorite team or player in the Betts household. I played baseball, day in, day out, and learned the game my own way alongside my parents – Willie and Diana.
I’m going to be someone who smiles and brings joy to the locker room and to the field.
Orange is the New Black’ – oh my gosh. That is a great TV show.
You never want to lose a strength, but I’ve also got to try and be a complete hitter.
I’ve been playing golf for a little while and I can’t get over the 85 hump. It doesn’t matter how good or bad I shoot on one side, I’m going to end up around 85.
I’m just trying to affect the game in some way whenever I get an opportunity. If that’s stealing a base, making a catch, beating out a double play, whatever it may be.
When you just stand for something, you kind of stand for it.
I’m not a big country guy even though I’m from Nashville. I like some songs, but I wouldn’t turn on a country radio station or anything.
I learned from my dad and my mom somebody should only have to tell you once. Whether it’s me getting in trouble, they said I should only have to tell you once. I’ve kind of took that and made that for all aspects.
Obviously, you’re going to have your ups and your downs, but the more ups I can have and the quicker the downs are, the better I’ll be.
I like leading by example.
I’m confident in my abilities and confident to know what kind of player I am. I’ve also been educated on the business side of it, getting your value.
Pretty much all bowlers are nice dudes.
I always listen to music.
It’s OK for two sides to disagree. It’s perfectly fine. It’s normal.
I think people don’t enjoy it as much as they used to. People say, ‘Make baseball fun again.’ Well, I’m trying.
I’m not a huge vocal guy.
I’ve been bowling for so long, and I really, really enjoy it.
I want to be a great role model to let the kids, especially black kids, that it’s possible to make it in this sport. I think we, as a black community, quit playing the game because we think it’s a white man’s sport. Or we think that since other black people don’t play it, so why should I play it.
I just want to put on a uniform – whoever it is.
As a whole, when it comes to business in general, whether it’s buying a building or contract negotiations or whatever it is, you have to take emotions out of it. That’s what people forget.
I want to play every day and help the team get to where we want to be.
I think the most important thing is that World Series.
I’m constantly trying to become the best. That’s kind of how I’m driven. Sometimes I’m not. I kind of focus on when I’m not than when I am. That’s probably something I need to switch.
I love Boston.
You have to have sound mechanics to repeat the same delivery each time. That’s the hard part. Since I don’t bowl all the time I’m not consistent with my mechanics.
I think a lot of times you start to second-guess yourself, especially as a young player, but you’ve got to have confidence that everything will be all right.
R.B.I.’ is such a playable game. You can pick the game up and play right away without a crazy long learning curve, and that’s important for the casual fan and gamer.
You see all the greats, people who were idols of mine growing up. You see those guys on the cover of video games.
I just go out and do what I can to help the team win, try and be consistent in having some good at-bats and getting some timely hits and whatnot.
Every game I’m out there, we’re all trying to affect the game in some way.
Every year you go in and you obviously want to win a World Series, at least make the playoffs.
Whatever the team takes, whatever it needs, I try to fill that role.
In order to be great you have to continue to put in the work.
I just kind of want to be me.
I’m a confident person in knowing my abilities, but also know, I’m kind of a realist, I know when I suck.
I grew up in bowling alleys.
You just have to be able to stand up for yourself. And that’s OK.
Having fun is definitely how you’re going to keep yourself loose, and be at your best.
Just because you go to free agency doesn’t mean you don’t want to be somewhere. It’s just a part of the business.
Everything I played, I kind of found a way to be pretty good at. My mom always said, ‘If you’re not good at something, then don’t do it.’
I can pull off a range of outfits from nice, edgy suits to more rugged, casual looks. Your look one day can be totally different than the next day, and for me, it’s all about owning that.
Just to be able to put on the uniform in general is a blessing, and when it says Red Sox on it, it makes it that much better.
I think I’ve tried to have a platform to speak and to help kids understand learning about baseball.
I was born into wearing hats – it’s a family thing – and I wear hats all the time.
The pitcher is in trouble, not me. He has to throw it over the plate and I have to put a good swing on it.
You don’t get to where you are by just sitting on your butt and expecting it to come.
You can put me on a plane now and I can go anywhere and just by talking having one or two conversations I can have an idea where I am in the U.S. or whatever.
Sports is just something I have a knack to figure out how to play.
Contract things are kind of tough to come up with, especially with both sides and kind of how the economics and all those things work.
You don’t want to sell yourself short.
I see myself as the product of hard work.
Some people kind of get lost in what everyone else is doing and not pay attention to themselves, and I think I’m one where I pay attention to myself and can set the example for the people coming up.
Obviously, I’m coordinated and whatnot.
Not every year is going to be the same and you just kind of have to just roll with the punches.
It’s an honor and a blessing to be part of ‘R.B.I. Baseball.’
She’s always been there for me through anything, I can think of many school projects I had to do and I would say, ‘Mom, can you help me.’ She would help me write a paper or make a poster. She’s just been that kind of mom. No matter what, she makes sure I’m alright and I thank her for that.
When you’re down, are you going to be mentally down and make it last longer, or are you going to stay positive, keep an even keel?
Yeah, there’s always room for improvement.
This game is obviously about failure. You’re going to fail most of the time. It’s how you handle it.
My personal style definitely developed over time. I thought I used to look good in a T-shirt and jeans and a decent pair of shoes. Now versatility is key for me.
I can’t speak on anybody else’s free agencies, how that’s going, but for myself, it helps to kind of be patient and let it happen.
I don’t care about the home runs as much as just being consistent and RBIs.
I wouldn’t say I’m a commodity. I try not to think about it too much.
When you start rushing into things, that’s when you get some deals that may not be the right ones.
I’ve been blessed with everything I have, and I might as well share it.
I’m 5-foot-9, 180 pounds. I don’t have much else to work with, so I just try to use my bat speed and get the most out of what I’ve got.