Watch: Mookie Betts nails reporter with cork during celebration
Mookie Betts is enjoying a career year in 2018, but he may still have some improving to do in other aspects.
Betts and the Boston Red Sox advanced to the ALCS with a 4-3 victory over the rival New York Yankees on Tuesday. After the win, the All-Star outfielder appeared on camera with NESN’s Guerin Austin as the team was celebrating in the locker room. As Betts attempted to pop open a bottle of champagne in the middle of a JD Martinez interview, he accidentally nailed Austin with the cork. Take a look:
Mookie hit Guerin Austin with his cork. Omg I'm dying. (she's fine) pic.twitter.com/pyL2Sg1n0c
— Rob Wright (@robwright11) October 10, 2018
The Red Sox now advance to play the defending champion Houston Astros in the ALCS, and they will be hoping for another opportunity or two to celebrate in the locker room. Betts should probably leave the bottle-popping to someone else next time though, but at least the mishap didn’t detract from the otherwise festive scene in the Sox locker room on Tuesday.