Tuesday’s Mashup: Dodgers welcome Mookie Betts with tweet, Red Sox fans have strong reactions

Lucy Burdge
February 11, 2020 - 5:43 am

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-- Mookie Betts was officially traded to the Dodgers on Monday and when the team tweeted out a graphic of Betts in the team’s uniform, it was a shock for Red Sox fans. 

The Dodgers also tweeted a similar picture to welcome David Price to the team. 

-- A former Patriots assistant coach has been fired from his position with an XFL team after just one game. 

Pepper Johnson served as the Los Angeles Wildcats' defensive coordinator and was fired two days after the team's opening game, which was a 37-17 loss to the Houston Roughnecks.

"We recognize that there are issues we need to address for the 2020 season," Wildcats head coach and general manager Winston Moss said. "While these decisions are difficult, we have given this significant thought. We are here to put the best possible product on the field for our fans. We thank Pepper for his contributions to the Wildcats and we are looking forward to our home opener this weekend."

Johnson was on the Patriots’ coaching staff from 2000-2013. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He’s one of the first people who reached out to me and helped me become comfortable. He took me under his wing, honestly. No doubt about it. He did a lot to make me comfortable from the day-to-day aspect, but also (toward) growing as a player.” -- Michael Chavis, on Mookie Betts