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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 31: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the dugout prior to a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 31, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

“Nine years. Man, you were great to me Boston. The way you welcomed me in, like family.” Watch Mookie Betts show his gratitude for Red Sox Nation.

I choose to ignore the realists that say, “sports is a business” when our favorite New England sports players get traded away.  Mookie Betts fits into this category.  When I first watched this classy video he posted about his time in Boston and him looking towards the future in Los Angeles, I thought, this is why we hate to lose players like this.  I will miss Mookie but wish him the best with the Dodgers.