J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts

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J.D. Martinez jokingly suggests song Red Sox could play if they beat Astros

John Tomase
October 12, 2018 - 2:15 pm

The Red Sox celebrated their ALDS victory over the Yankees to the strains of, "New York, New York," filling the visiting clubhouse in the Bronx. So naturally on Friday, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez were asked what song they might play if they beat the Astros.

Betts deferred to Martinez, a former Astro.

"You should know the song," Betts joked.

"What's their song, 'Deep in the Heart of Texas?'" Martinez replied with a laugh. "I don't know, probably not."

The two were just having a little fun with the lead-up to what should be a heck of an ALCS between the two teams widely regarded as the best in baseball.

"No songs," Betts said. "But I guess knowing that they're a great team, we have a great team, too. It's going to be a fun battle. So I think we just -- you have to embrace it. There's no sense in making it more than what it is."

Maybe a week from now, the Red Sox will have something to sing about.