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The Bradfo Show: Brock Holt talks newfound fame, playing first base, how he puts his socks on

Jun 2, 2014|

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox infielder Brock Holt to talk about a wide range of topics, including how he still hasn't been recognized despite his newfound notoriety. Holt also discusses the challenges that come with playing first base, being vertically challenged, and what goes behind getting just the right high-sock look.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

It's nice to. I'm Bradford talks all things that interest. Wish my -- it's. Actually sit can still get another episode of this and to be award winning show. Cheers rob Bradford. Welcome from Bradford show sponsored as -- it's like schools distinctive clothing and hope New England insurance today. Very interesting. It's very pleased brought coal rock thanks for joining us and -- -- for -- soft for most of the course and keep asking you retirement it's the spring training. Every time he called have you been recognized yet. London. Negative. Yet still have yet I'm pretty. Late -- after -- had told him for a truck try to stay you know under the radar. Kind of quiet guy so. Winner you know after games and stuff. You know Sharon -- and annexed it to the hotel room apartment order mighty so I'm not out out a whole lot. To to be recognized but they have haven't been recognized yet. I thank you are they gonna cry you know. Ball -- -- Allen -- army analyst in this is this is everywhere you go in this town last at least the last couple weeks there's been a lot of talk well. You personally performance. There's a lot of -- colts. -- amount there so when your units from walking from. Wherever maybe -- part to the hotel or to the apartment wherever still nothing not even met a Brock. Nothing I can on -- say that -- -- -- -- in Iraq come out of the a clubhouse after the game to it to him to get -- -- it to go home. And if people out there you know -- if something -- but other than that man honestly. Haven't been recognized. You know but -- -- this this past week Erekat to BBC has been the puppy. My wife but the to Boston Tug of medium. So -- -- -- to play with him for. For yeah for the five days Overtown poppies and tank. The reason be -- Watch like the name. So you know I I get a gave her full full rain ever ever pick in the name so she she liked -- take COLT is what she calls themselves. It's. SS so violent her her pick it out and I end up liking it well. This did not -- tax -- obviously. You've been a prop plane playing a prominent role on this team and and a lot of people are excited about it and and for good reason. As we see her sitting here right now it looks like -- -- planks and first base. He played first base for the first time in your life I believe is that correct -- just the other -- yes yes -- it's first time ever so have -- -- OK so take us through that if you could -- you first dog would be the obvious question is whose club TDs. Our task and I'm borrowing is so. I'm wondering when -- now that you when he is this -- he's an actual first baseman you know. Mean isn't it toderat you know I don't like people in my -- so come on -- -- -- you know take it and uses but -- has some of our -- news this auto -- Our. Things about playing first base if you are middle infielder. -- number one is you have this huge glove on -- and number two -- to hang out with people at first base what was the most bizarre thing about the experience. I think. Yeah holding guys on first you know whenever. Young guy it's comfort bases as -- middle there right there you're you're still playing in the same spot but. At first -- -- myself guy gets offers the promise of a couple of times the united. Still Palestinian opposition -- -- I -- hold them -- here so lie it's a little different there but then it was on where you reduce Wear your conversation -- Not I'm not really one of the guys on second base by. I talked to a to a to a couple guys this small small talk here in just few few cents back and forth but not to two conflicts. So obviously one of things that stands out and this is an art and you put you know as tall as usual first baseman. Has has throughout the course of your baseball playing career. Has has anyone ever mentioned your high at all but if you play good you play good -- that's the middle -- As any has has has your height ever obstructed your path to becoming a next level baseball player. Not in baseball. Now play football in in high school my freshman year. -- even smaller events though that's while on the football football spiked -- on the step of baseball. Heights never really. You know obviously people say you know he's he's too small -- this team you know we want them -- range arm angle this -- It's generally expected. You know my ability your -- I am. 122 it to the dealer played the highest levels so I think it's it's actually help me out and put more what position -- -- football. I played -- played running backs on them and receivers. So well the last few you played was one year high school. So wasn't one of these things were to colleges weren't come on. By ability when you ecologists came Kong for baseball it's as he usually says physical tools of physical tools but. He also production production anything trumps everything in place -- That -- so I mean I think if you're going on producing you know that's that's why you're out there so you know no matter. How big you are on -- or whatever it may be if -- going around playing well and you know they're always keep you on the. You know one of the things you talked that you really makes a huge adjustment from last year to this year but one of things you don't have been doing really really well it's hitting lefties. And and I don't know if there's any slight adjustment you -- if there's an approach that you made or is it just that your -- good rhythm against. Yeah I think that -- it's just that the finding a rhythm on give myself and in good position it. Just says you know hundred times Omnia. He pitches them alert and you know pick out condolences going in -- bit fortunate that. You know that's that's when some balls that -- animals. Obama left the juggernaut that makes a difference to anybody but I know that when I was facing tough lefties I want to jump on it early in the count. So I kind of not to give away trade secrets -- -- -- thinking. You know for me really I mean I'll go up looking for a pinch hitter they have a -- you know -- you know when it interpret -- going on -- I don't blame on it and keep -- account. You know if it's something I'm not looking for. You know specific -- on the island for a while taking -- -- both -- and it better pitch than the next. You've also worked -- you know feel a little bit and it's only been sagging and everything -- -- feel audio. Have you played there before they know they're playoff for the either. I went out one time. You know on the homes in Jackson officer Phil so nothing concede -- that -- -- now -- just gave poignantly. But the alpha and green balls -- that and instantly. Talk to anybody to vote count the progression of things of those pillars are just stated date. Get through this week. Is it that we're gonna play a lot of first base is weakening go from there. Have talked to anyone yeah just show up show up ready to go and if money was in the lineup. The accidents to a position is you know is next to it and in theory play. My second to last question is what is the coolest thing. Throughout -- Paris who's who cool things to this is your Major League Baseball player for your Major League Baseball player. Who has been in the crap I applaud him also has to monopoly game with four holes. Of what is that duty when is the coolest thing. That has happened you. Since this front has been going. And I don't know I think -- -- -- -- pretty cool. You know this -- you can take a step back you go home and you know kind of think about -- on one plane economically baseball. On doing. Doing things well. You know I think -- is pretty cool to me. But I mean yesterday it was with -- special not only known. With what I was it would Cuba didn't see. You had to guess makers that it -- -- -- it's on Saturday. Themselves. I think yesterday in that sense of unity ass and get his first hit and Cheney's wells though. Critical. Violent promises was last course and so will be the last question from -- These guys on him during the game yesterday. Percy says to me -- does -- have to talk to brought -- about the proper way. To fold over his uniform when he wearing high stocks because this back in the day at least do it all the time it wasn't just. Punch it out there was this whole faltering over its -- So far -- for his benefit. They are are are you dissatisfied with -- pulling up to advance this crumpled -- up or is there a process that goes into. Mine are mom my processes put him on in Paloma. Got some some short ones. That are that are tailored to. From short legs. So they don't go down very far as it is thought this and his role on my -- to -- than me. And but whenever -- Ross with the pirates. And Marley we had to Wear pants -- a years long pants so we kind of had to create. Create a way to to make sure pants on solid now would have a -- system. With those that and that. That you can get -- at least alive was the last time we were store start -- I think a more strips in high school few times some stripes hurt but I got these. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- By a -- to the opera -- -- is on the way and also a special -- -- brochure for -- the -- -- write them a lot appreciate that she's -- in the work clothes and I keep them. Our thanks thank you.

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