As I continue to learn, I'll continue to do different things.
My favorite TV show is probably 'Power.'
I think a lot of times you start to second-guess yourself, especially as a young player, but you've got to have confidence that everything will be all right.
I'm playing for the Red Sox, and I don't think there's anybody out here who's going to intentionally hurt you. So you listen to information, and you kind of filter what you like and take out what you don't.
I can pull off a range of outfits from nice, edgy suits to more rugged, casual looks. Your look one day can be totally different than the next day, and for me, it's all about owning that.
The great hitters use the whole field, and that's a goal of mine.
I just try to do whatever I can to win the game.
Orange is the New Black' - oh my gosh. That is a great TV show.
Some people kind of get lost in what everyone else is doing and not pay attention to themselves, and I think I'm one where I pay attention to myself and can set the example for the people coming up.
I have no idea what it is about bowling. It's just a love I have for it. I can't even explain why. Bowling is just fun for me.
My No. 1 thing is to win a World Series. The rest comes as it comes.
When you just stand for something, you kind of stand for it.
Obviously, you're going to have your ups and your downs, but the more ups I can have and the quicker the downs are, the better I'll be.
R.B.I.' is such a playable game. You can pick the game up and play right away without a crazy long learning curve, and that's important for the casual fan and gamer.
There wasn't a favorite team or player in the Betts household. I played baseball, day in, day out, and learned the game my own way alongside my parents - Willie and Diana.
Just to be able to put on the uniform in general is a blessing, and when it says Red Sox on it, it makes it that much better.
I'm 5-foot-9, 180 pounds. I don't have much else to work with, so I just try to use my bat speed and get the most out of what I've got.
Having fun is definitely how you're going to keep yourself loose, and be at your best.
You don't criticize or critique your teammates if they're having a hard time. You try to encourage them just like you hope that they'll encourage you.
I just want to put on a uniform - whoever it is.
I grew up in bowling alleys.
I just try to be the same guy each and every day and just do something when we're hitting or make a nice defensive play or run the bases. Just trying to be consistent in that way.
When you're down, are you going to be mentally down and make it last longer, or are you going to stay positive, keep an even keel?
My Mom and Dad always told me to not act on emotion, act on what is real. When you're mad don't do something wrong because you're mad.
It's OK for two sides to disagree. It's perfectly fine. It's normal.
I'm a confident person in knowing my abilities, but also know, I'm kind of a realist, I know when I suck.
I want to play every day and help the team get to where we want to be.
I'm confident in my abilities and confident to know what kind of player I am. I've also been educated on the business side of it, getting your value.
I just go out and do what I can to help the team win, try and be consistent in having some good at-bats and getting some timely hits and whatnot.
My personal style definitely developed over time. I thought I used to look good in a T-shirt and jeans and a decent pair of shoes. Now versatility is key for me.
The pitcher is in trouble, not me. He has to throw it over the plate and I have to put a good swing on it.
However it is I get on base, or whatever happens, happens.
I think people don't enjoy it as much as they used to. People say, 'Make baseball fun again.' Well, I'm trying.
I don't want to put any pressure on myself. I just do what I do and have fun.
It's an honor and a blessing to be part of 'R.B.I. Baseball.'
I think when you're stressing, or worried about your performance, worrying about this and worrying about that, that's when things start to get tough and you're not enjoying it anymore and it becomes a job. Although it is our job to play, still you have to understand that it's a game and you have to enjoy it.
You never want to lose a strength, but I've also got to try and be a complete hitter.
You score runs to win games. That's how you do it.
I think I've tried to have a platform to speak and to help kids understand learning about baseball.
She's always been there for me through anything, I can think of many school projects I had to do and I would say, 'Mom, can you help me.' She would help me write a paper or make a poster. She's just been that kind of mom. No matter what, she makes sure I'm alright and I thank her for that.
Contract things are kind of tough to come up with, especially with both sides and kind of how the economics and all those things work.
You see all the greats, people who were idols of mine growing up. You see those guys on the cover of video games.
Precision matters, breh.
I guess bowling is pretty mechanical. It's kind of a natural motion, but you have to stick within those mechanics.
We play to win the World Series, and that's our goal.
I'm not a big country guy even though I'm from Nashville. I like some songs, but I wouldn't turn on a country radio station or anything.
I listen to R&B and Hip Hop.
I always listen to music.
I think the most important thing is that World Series.
I wouldn't say I'm a commodity. I try not to think about it too much.
Obviously, I'm coordinated and whatnot.
I think my senior year in high school was when I started wearing Jordans. It was our team rule that we had to play in them so that's when I got - not introduced to them, but got into it. Through the minors I started collecting some, just to wear, and that's when I told myself I want to become a Jordan athlete and did all I could to do it.
I was born into wearing hats - it's a family thing - and I wear hats all the time.
I'm going to be someone who smiles and brings joy to the locker room and to the field.
You make a 2-10 split pretty often when you bowl as much as I do.
I'm just trying to affect the game in some way whenever I get an opportunity. If that's stealing a base, making a catch, beating out a double play, whatever it may be.
I love Boston.
Yeah, there's always room for improvement.
Everything I played, I kind of found a way to be pretty good at. My mom always said, 'If you're not good at something, then don't do it.'
Sports is just something I have a knack to figure out how to play.
As a whole, when it comes to business in general, whether it's buying a building or contract negotiations or whatever it is, you have to take emotions out of it. That's what people forget.
I've been bowling for so long, and I really, really enjoy it.
You weigh your pros and cons and what's real. You want to play baseball? Yeah. You want to go to school? If that's the best option, than that is what it is.
I don't want to try and be something I'm not.
I don't care about the home runs as much as just being consistent and RBIs.
I try and affect the game in every way.
I care about runs scored and RBIs. Those are the most important things for me.
I've been blessed with everything I have, and I might as well share it.
You just have to be able to stand up for yourself. And that's OK.
I just kind of want to be me.
You have to have sound mechanics to repeat the same delivery each time. That's the hard part. Since I don't bowl all the time I'm not consistent with my mechanics.
Just because you go to free agency doesn't mean you don't want to be somewhere. It's just a part of the business.
Even though this is a business you do have people here that you're with every day, like your family. You want to go play for them and you want to win with them. You have to find a way to do that but understand that there is a business side to it. You have to find a way to understand.
Whatever the team takes, whatever it needs, I try to fill that role.
I'm not a huge vocal guy.
I like leading by example.
You can put me on a plane now and I can go anywhere and just by talking having one or two conversations I can have an idea where I am in the U.S. or whatever.
No matter what I say, people are going to have their opinions and there is nothing I can do about that.
It's kind of tough as you're playing you kind of wonder what is going to happen to you as you go through arbitration or as you go through free agency.
Every year you go in and you obviously want to win a World Series, at least make the playoffs.
This game is obviously about failure. You're going to fail most of the time. It's how you handle it.
Even in the minor leagues, I just said I'll get my little bit of time in here and then get out of here. I was going to try, though. I wasn't going to just give up. I was always going to try. I'm here. I figured I might as well try.
Not every year is going to be the same and you just kind of have to just roll with the punches.
I've been playing golf for a little while and I can't get over the 85 hump. It doesn't matter how good or bad I shoot on one side, I'm going to end up around 85.
I want to be a great role model to let the kids, especially black kids, that it's possible to make it in this sport. I think we, as a black community, quit playing the game because we think it's a white man's sport. Or we think that since other black people don't play it, so why should I play it.
The more Opening Days the better. It never gets old. It's one of those things where as it comes you embrace it, get ready, you still get those butterflies, which means you care.
I'm constantly trying to become the best. That's kind of how I'm driven. Sometimes I'm not. I kind of focus on when I'm not than when I am. That's probably something I need to switch.
Every game I'm out there, we're all trying to affect the game in some way.
I learned from my dad and my mom somebody should only have to tell you once. Whether it's me getting in trouble, they said I should only have to tell you once. I've kind of took that and made that for all aspects.
I don't hit home runs in BP.
Five World Series rings, 3000-plus hits, the fame, the fortune and playing for the second most historic franchise in baseball... These are just some of the reasons kids would always say they want to grow up to be just like Derek Jeter.
In order to be great you have to continue to put in the work.
You don't want to sell yourself short.
Pretty much all bowlers are nice dudes.
I see myself as the product of hard work.
Fastball middle-middle. You can't miss that pitch.
I can't speak on anybody else's free agencies, how that's going, but for myself, it helps to kind of be patient and let it happen.
When you start rushing into things, that's when you get some deals that may not be the right ones.
I just want to be that role model that the kids can look up to, and say, 'I want to be like him. I want to be just like Mookie Betts.'