Red Sox fans will be forced to watch Mookie Betts smile in a Dodgers uniform on their televisions for the next 12 years — plus, of course, the next several decades into his retirement and eventual Hall of Fame induction.
He’s a Dodger now, Beantown. Face it.
As if that wasn’t completely official after his postseason dominance en route to LA’s first ring in 32 years, one generous Dodgers fan got the City of Boston a perfectly-placed reminder of last year’s biggest trade installed on Monday.
Just across from Fenway Park — and just in time for fans to return to the ballpark after an extended absence — there now sits an excellent troll job, thanks to the “CEO” of the Dodgers cheering section Pantone 294.
At 60-62 Brookline Ave., just feet away from where way too many Red Sox championships have been celebrated (for our taste), there now sits a shrine to Betts, though not the one we would’ve expected 15 months ago.
In spirit, it’s a thank you! In practice, it’s a f*** you.
The Dodgers cheering section got an awesome Mookie Betts billboard installed steps from Fenway Park.
First, the Red Sox lose Betts. Then they lose Benintendi. Then Bradley Jr., then the Baseball Tavern, and now their dignity.
Tough year in Boston. Hopefully, some more tough years to come, with this advertisement looming like a cross-country scar.
Add in the revelations from Betts’ recent GQ story, in which he told us that he hadn’t ruled out Boston as the nasty rumors claimed, but was instead just waiting for an offer bump that never came, and you’ve got yourself some pretty perfect timing here.
Now, did this cost money? Absolutely, it did. And this type of expenditure isn’t for everyone.
But knowing how much this billboard is going to make Boston fans seethe every time they try to angrily drink away a Red Sox loss or angrily drink away a Red Sox win? Well, that’s priceless.
We salute you, Alex, for bringing a little West Coast levity to the most loathed city in America.
The next time anyone actively chooses playing in Boston long-term over playing in Los Angeles, maybe Bostonians can pay us back.
No, Kiké Hernández doesn’t count. That’d be a pretty sad retort, though.