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Rays' Chris Archer flies with Mookie Betts to the All-Star Game

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July

UPDATE: For more information on this blog post, click here. The original, unedited version of the post is below.

In the first inning of Sunday’s Rays-Red Sox game, Mookie Betts knocked his 11th career leadoff home run against Chris Archer. The solo shot gave Boston a quick 1-0 lead.

And after taking him deep, Betts and Archer are taking off.

Both Betts and Archer were named to the American League All-Star roster, so they’ll make the trek to Miami for the game Tuesday. But they’re not going to drive the 200-plus miles.

Yup — Betts is flying Archer to the All-Star Game. Apparently bored with dominating at bowling and ping-pong, Betts has taken up piloting, and Archer is coming along for the ride.

They’ve picked a good plane for their trip. The Vision Jet is pretty cheap and can be flown solo, although it looks like Archer might be a backseat pilot. It certainly beats sitting in traffic on I-75.

Betts still has the upper hand on the field — in 37 career plate appearances against Archer, he’s hit .379 with a .514 on-base percentage and .759 slugging percentage. Does the plane trip make up for that?

Judging by the caption on that video, I'm guessing it doesn't. Well, at least the Rays won the four-game series.

Don't expect to see Chris Archer sitting on the highway before Tuesday's All-Star Game.

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Don't expect to see Chris Archer sitting on the highway before Tuesday's All-Star Game.

[Last modified: Monday, July 10, 2017 6:03pm]

    

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