Mookie Betts #50 the Boston Red Sox reacts on a duck boat during the 2018 World Series victory parade on October 31, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) — After winning his 1st American League Most Valuable Player award, in November Betts was asked if he was interested in being one of the faces of Baseball.
"Oh absolutely. Kind of use the pedestal whatever you want to say to spread knowledge that this game is fun,” he said. “We have a bunch of great personalities great athletes in this game and it’s definitely something that's getting younger and growing and I'm just something that I take pride in knowing that I can make a difference in a kid’s life," Betts said.
However, one thing the Red Sox superstar is not interested in though is visiting the White House to celebrate Boston's latest championship Betts told The Boston Globe Saturday at the Baseball Writer Association of America awards dinner he decided not to make the trip. Though he elected not to elaborate.
Third baseman Rafael Devers has also said he won't attend. While Eduardo Rodriguez, Andrew Bogarts, Edwardo Nunez and manager Alex Cora are among the undecided.
The Red Sox originally planned to meet with President Donald Trump February 15th but the team postponed to May 9th 2 of the government shutdown.
That's an off day following a series against's The Orioles in Baltimore.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports.