Dodgers Fan Trolls Red Sox With Mookie Betts Billboard Near Fenway Park
By Jason Hall
March 22, 2021
The Red Sox traded Betts and left-handed starting pitcher David Price -- who opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns -- to Los Angeles in a blockbuster trade last offseason.
Dodgers fan Alex Soto, who runs the fan site "Pantone 294," decided to express his gratitude by putting up a billboard across the street from Fenway Park thanking the Red Sox for shipping the former AL MVP to Los Angeles, CBS Boston reports.
The billboard reads: "Dear Boston, thank you for Mookie Betts. Sincerely, Dodger Fans & @pantone294."
.@alexuur's favorite memory was @mookiebetts' home run in the 2020 World Series and in return, he wanted to show some love to Boston. #ThankYouBoston— Pantone 294 (@Pantone294) March 22, 2021
This billboard can be found at 60–62 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215 RIGHT NEXT to Fenway Park. pic.twitter.com/WQSygsAxbn
Betts dominated the postseason with a .296/.378/.493 line in 18 games, which included a sixth-inning double during the go-ahead rally in the sixth inning and a solo home run in the eighth inning to clinch the title in Game 6.
The Nashville native signed a 12-year contract extension through the 2032 season with the Dodgers five months after being acquired worth $365 million, including a $65 million signing bonus, making it the richest contract in franchise history and the third-richest in North American sports behind only Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs ($503 million) and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels ($426.5 million.)
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