Thursday’s Mashup: Brock Holt thanks Boston, Red Sox fans in heartfelt Instagram post

Lucy Burdge
February 20, 2020 - 7:57 am
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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB: 

-- Brock Holt is now a member of the Brewers but he expressed his appreciation for his time with the Red Sox in a heartfelt goodbye message on Instagram on Wednesday. 

Boston. You turned a Texas boy into one of your own. It has been my absolute honor to play for your team and be a part of your city. Baseball is just that. Baseball. It doesn’t last forever. The relationships I’ve built will. I became a husband, a father, and a champion while playing for you. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has been a part of this chapter with us. And thank you for letting me be a part of yours. It was a damn good time!

A post shared by Brock Holt (@brock_holt) on

 

“Boston. You turned a Texas boy into one of your own,” he captioned the post. “It has been my absolute honor to play for your team and be a part of your city. Baseball is just that. Baseball. It doesn’t last forever. The relationships I’ve built will. I became a husband, a father, and a champion while playing for you. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has been a part of this chapter with us. And thank you for letting me be a part of yours. It was a damn good time!”

Holt’s wife, Lakyn, also posted a thank you message on Twitter. 

-- NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was released from the hospital on Wednesday after suffering a horrific crash during the Daytona 500 on Monday. 

Roush Fenway said there is no timetable for Newman’s return and Ross Chastain will fill in for him as he recovers. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "For influencer marketing it’s been something we’ve been doing for years. Given how the importance of social media has grown over the past several years we want to make sure we’re connecting through various channels, whether that be advertising our own social media platforms others …  So we’ve been doing this for a while and it was not in response to the Mookie trade at all.” -- Red Sox Chief Marketing Officer Adam Grossman, on the team’ approach to social media marketing