Last week, Dodgers broadcaster Tim Neverett took some time with dodgersnation.com to discuss LA’s off-season blockbuster to acquire star outfielder Mookie Betts, and former Cy Young winner David Price from the Boston Red Sox.
The veteran sportscaster joined the Dodgers booth in 2019 after several seasons in Boston calling Red Sox games, so understandably, the man is knowledgeable on the players and what they bring to the table.
Importantly, Neverett spoke of Mookie the person before Mookie the player. While the charitable efforts of Betts aren’t always well documented, they are well known. He’s not a man “doing it for the ‘gram,” as mentioned during the interview.
Still, Mookie the player is a guy that’s ready to do whatever it takes for his team to win. Neverett explains.
He’s not that boisterous ‘rah rah’ kind of guy. He’s going to come int and pound his chest and go ‘this is my team now’ — he’s not going to be like that. He going to go about his business. He works hard. He gets along with people, but he’s all business when he gets to the ballpark.
Notably, Neverett is excited to see the 2018 AL MVP Betts and the 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger alongside one another at Dodger Stadium in 2020.
As are we all.
On the subject of David Price coming to Los Angeles, the general narrative of the conversation is that getting out of Boston is probably best for the veteran hurler. Neverett explains.
I think he needed a change of scenery… just my personal opinion from being around him and seeing the circus that it is in Boston. I don’t think he had the greatest relationship with the media there. The fans would get on him sometimes, sometimes they wouldn’t … I think that him getting out of Boston at this time in his career was great.
With Betts and Price now in LA, count Tim Neverett as one of the many folks that are excited for the upcoming season.
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