Red Sox outfielders may be leaving the dance floor


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Win, don't dance, repeat?

The Red Sox outfield has two days to get together and figure out whether they want to keep their iconic post-win celebration going in 2018.

“Debating it. We don’t know yet,” Mookie Betts said Tuesday, after the matter came up on the telecast of the team’s final exhibition game before Thursday’s Opening Day. “We don’t know if we’re gonna do it. Then if we do it, we have to just figure out what we’re going to do, so. That’s the debate or talk that’s going on.”

Betts acknowledged that most fans seemed to like the dance. He said too that a choice was coming by Opening Day.

The other primary participants in the dance were mum. The actual dance moves varied, but always featured one primary outfielder's dance while the other two dropped to a knee and pretended to crank an old-fashioned camera.

"It’s up in the air,” Andrew Benintendi said. “I don’t know. I don’t know. I’m low on the totem pole, so. Not my call. We’ll see. Jackie would know better than me.”

If Jackie Bradley Jr., standing a few feet away, indeed knew better, he wasn’t letting on.

“We’re gonna all find out at the same time,” Bradley said. “Time will tell.”

Could the Sox still celebrate, but not dance?

“I have no idea what we’re going to do,” Betts said.


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