This season is like watching a movie, and you know how it’s gonna end. The guys are doing great. I’m so happy about everything that is going on in the organization.
We are not just looking at winning a 100-games or the World Series; this team is approaching the kind of greatness that will be remembered for a long, long time. As good as they’ve played—they aren’t done yet.
My boys-- they ain’t playing around. Their offense is ridiculous. We’ve had years where we’ve had that type of offense, but it’s like we’re expecting two or three hits from Mookie (Betts) and J.D. (Martinez) every night.
When I think about J.D.—man, it seems like we were missing that guy last year. This year, when I went to spring training, and I saw J.D. Martinez, I thought I was watching something that I haven’t seen in a while.
I’m not surprised by what he’s doing right now, by the way. I’m not surprised. I watched him hit in batting practice for a couple of days during spring training, and what he is doing right now, I saw that coming.
Mookie’s a superstar; he’s got the swag. He doesn’t surprise me at all anymore. He’s always out there doing things. Super athletic. Happy to have him here as always and he’s enjoyable to watch.
He is always hungry. Like, this guy, even when he's doing well, he wants to do better. That's the kid that I saw coming up with us. Sometimes people believe that in the game, you only learn from the veterans. No, you learn from guys like him.
Being part of the Red Sox organization is great. I’m glad that I’ve been able to be a part of such a great season with such a great team. I'm happy to be able to help the Red Sox organization I love in any way I can.
I couldn’t be prouder of Mookie, J.D.—the whole team. What they are doing is great for the franchise, great for baseball, and great for the city of Boston.