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.