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Mookie Betts on his debut in Boston 7-1-14

Jul 1, 2014|

Mookie Betts joined the show to discuss his arrival in Boston.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

I would have felt bad for the newest member of the Boston Red Sox -- -- he's been in town -- the team a couple of days nobody is paid any attention to him there have been no microphones -- a -- that no cameras chasing him around he's been sitting in the corner of the locker room waiting for somebody to notice that he is here. We thought he we'd give him an opportunity for media exposure on the Dennis and Callahan program -- joins us on the AT&T hotline good morning mr. Betts young mr. -- how -- yeah. On the. Is that. -- -- but yeah. Like the guys. The media Gary as you know kind of take care of so so this is not -- that. Does anyone call you Marcus. Mark yet you don't -- -- -- -- gotten more and everyone else -- bush team is likely rookie. And they don't they think look he sometimes -- terms that are really that are in the same thing. I look at this might be a more fair question askew after a week for a month. After two days it's not a large sample size but what is different than what you expected about the Shell. And what is the same as what you expected before you arrived here. The only differences that you know you have -- you have that if stadium in a better lighting. In you know I'll. I've you have to do you know little better pitcher. But it. It's pretty much all the -- as far as thinking we'll still ninety's heat stroke -- cross the plate. So you know there are those. Going to be you know he's going to be huge difference we encourage -- What what position. Obviously you're you don't care you just wanna play if to -- became the attendance. When a play wherever you want where do you wanna play. You know I think through or have been currently throwing. In Georgia playing better you know secondary couldn't -- a couple of holes. In the -- are. That first ball to center field and it will be looked at the tape or not to be had a do over again I think it was just really an example in experience in that little nook and -- near the 379. I think the ball actually hit the nine on the 379. If you had it to do over again would you go a little harder to the wall and try to make that catch. Our home. You know our that is -- would ever play the I've never underplay it out of their so. It colonel at the word and thing that you have are probably would you know go all the way there aren't normal -- -- -- their -- Tokyo's in the stands last night I kind of thought the of the fans are a little harsh on you on that play givens. You haven't played it before and it did you notice that there was kind of a a bad reaction in the crowd. Now I think the you know appearance there very well actually there are planning you're and so natural to normal small not a fan you're actually -- I apologize on behalf of everyone the how well how dialed in was a Jake -- last night in your bets specifically. Well I think he's didn't spot it and that she could do that -- go on and if you -- not too little. Well I think he's -- three or four pitches for sure there's yeah there's not much we can do. That would certainly make mistakes and he didn't so you know. Proxy and -- you know pitching pitching that well below the radar here. The the the first sentence out of everybody's mouth when they talk about you especially baseball ops people people within the organization he has succeeded and done it done well. At every level that we placed him. Have you failed or slumped at any level of the game whether it was you know Little League on up. Ever struggle. Yeah absolutely it shouldn't matter. How quickly you struggle. Did you analyze. Why you struggled at times. Open -- I mean are you weren't going well. Always did actually it just turned keep myself consistent that -- but -- they're kind of aren't gonna respond. Only 123 games of protect and obviously you got here faster than we all expected. I assume even you expected what was that target date your mine -- he did most guys have a time -- -- when they say I'm going to be in the major leagues on that day. And I that are held at the target date. Wasn't really expecting to. Get a call this year so. That you should I mean. But yeah I didn't really have a target date how old are more concerned you scored big league can't make years in terms Terrence has a couple of. You have the biggest lead of anyone on the team I mean this is and what pulled you aside and said man. That's -- push and that is one big league. Yeah and -- well first -- that you believe you told me believe you have the better. I didn't think with the big. Now. They told me you know -- the Arctic -- back. It caught stealing much in the minds. I mean caught picked up Michael -- only got caught stealing thirteen times 88 steals but how many times you get picked off. I think you know what happened there and triple -- I think -- maybe. -- -- -- I did your -- fiance and you folks feel about getting so much face time the other night is Sunday night they were on TV more than like the current -- -- desired they have agents now it. Yeah they're they're really excited about a total. I don't they're going to be you can -- terms of my monitor it and it's so they had to go cute cute before bringing her. -- final question for me it's a two partner who was your team grow and up and Hoosier guy. I didn't really I -- -- -- -- -- Oklahoma and played it. But I guess I could start election a little more. I enjoy election directors and outlook for -- uniforms. And down. You know. I didn't want to do you have a favorite personal personal really. New but a lot list you know Derek Jeter of course. Uncle Perry. So our current. You know what spirit -- -- kind of looked up to him and then as Terry around then you know you know that you scored when I was younger. If you became a favorite player -- there now and -- -- you're. Helping out so much. So must've been cool that Jeter made sure you got the ball left your first hit. Yeah I didn't notice -- -- You're not. You don't really look like a number fifty to me what number would you like. When you get when they actually give you a choice what are you gonna ask for. -- -- I don't know what he had a partner in the city Manuel to stick with it he couldn't stand nobody nobody want to. So these are definitely an area here. I don't believe it would it would you have is -- like high school which number. -- always keep it going and Kevin. -- -- -- -- Well that's Stephen Drew was number for now but when he's done -- that opportunity your eyes on the long. A -- we appreciate you get up a little early in joining us thanks for the conversation and we'll look forward to watching -- -- at Fenway Park for quite some time. Are great year -- any bets with Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T hop.

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