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Win, Dance, Repeat: Red Sox bring fun to bats

Mookie, 'Benny' enjoy celebrating Players Weekend with special gear
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BOSTON -- One thing is synonymous with every Red Sox win this season: Win, Dance, Repeat. It's the outfielders' way of expressing their delight after every victory.

While players throughout baseball are celebrating Players Weekend with nicknames on their jerseys and patches on their sleeves honoring friends and family, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi (aka "Benny") are taking it to another level.

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BOSTON -- One thing is synonymous with every Red Sox win this season: Win, Dance, Repeat. It's the outfielders' way of expressing their delight after every victory.

While players throughout baseball are celebrating Players Weekend with nicknames on their jerseys and patches on their sleeves honoring friends and family, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi (aka "Benny") are taking it to another level.

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This weekend, they are using bats with the initials "WDR" and the well-loved ski jump pose of center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

"It is the most iconic, and the best pictures are taken with Jackie's pose," Betts said. "It was a perfect fit."

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Betts and Benintendi were given the bats before Friday's game against the Orioles.

"With it being a bat, you didn't think it would be that detailed, but it really was," Betts said. "It is really cool."

Red Sox Players Weekend nicknames explained

Players Weekend is a first-of-its kind opportunity for players to show their individual flair and allow fans to get to know them better. Established in conjunction between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association, all 30 clubs will be participating in all games through Sunday, and every team will be in action each of those three days.

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"It is expressing things that sort of hit home for me," Betts said. "You get to know little details of us."

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com based in Boston.

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