Brock Holt’s Instagram post hits Red Sox fans right in the feels
Former Red Sox teammates gather for a photo on Instagram
Boston Red Sox fans can’t help feeling an overwhelming sense of nostalgia from the latest photo posted by Brock Holt’s Instagram account.
While Holt has many heartwarming photos of his family that he shares on the social media platform, his Instagram also has plenty of pictures from his time on the field. You won’t need to scroll far to find examples from his tenure with the Red Sox, an organization he spent seven seasons of his career with.
The photo he posted on Wednesday was presumably taken recently but it provides a trip down memory lane for Red Sox fans. The picture features Holt alongside former teammates Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi.
Holt shares an endearing friendship with Benintendi that helped make both of them fan favorites in Boston. Holt was coming off his first All-Star season when Benintendi made his major league debut for the Red Sox in 2016. It didn’t take long for the veteran to form a bond with the rookie outfielder.
The “Flow Bros” nickname was coined for the pair of teammates for their matching hairstyles. While they both now sport shorter hair (not that you can tell in this photo since they are wearing hats), Holt and Benny will always be the Flow Bros.
He might not share a clever friendship nickname with the Brockstar but Betts was a teammate of Holt’s for about as long as anyone in the majors. Holt was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013 and appeared briefly with the Red Sox that season. His first full season in a Red Sox uniform was 2014, the year that Betts made his big league debut in Boston. They remained teammates through the 2019 season.
Red Sox outfielders created a short-lived tradition in 2016 by coming together for a synchronized dance routine to celebrate in the aftermath of a victory. Red Sox Nation quickly became enamored with “Win, Dance, Repeat.” As an emerging superstar on the team, Betts was naturally a focal point. The versatile Holt could play almost anywhere on the diamond but anytime he finished a game in the outfield was an opportunity to join the celebration.
When Benintendi was called up to the majors in August of that year, the first question Holt approached him with was about if he knew the routine. Benny assured him that he knew all about the tradition and seamlessly emerged himself into the act. Benintendi’s “Michael Jackson” dance became an instant classic and a favorite of Holt’s.
All three of these players were teammates during the historic 2018 season when the Red Sox set a franchise record with 108 regular season wins on their way to a World Series title. Holt made history that year by becoming the first player in MLB history to hit for the cycle in a postseason game. Betts was the regular season MVP. Benny’s series-saving catch in the ALCS was the defensive gem of the year.
Those cherished memories seem like they are far behind us now. Betts was shipped to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a controversial salary-saving blockbuster deal prior to the 2020 season. A year later, the Red Sox sold low on Benny by dealing him to Kansas City for a bundle of prospects.
As for Holt, he’s spent the last two seasons bouncing around through short stints in Milwaukee, Washington and Texas. He’s currently a free-agent who will be seeking a new home once the lockout is lifted.
This nostalgic photo with former Red Sox teammates could signal that he’s open to a return to Boston. It’s unclear if the feeling is mutual with the front office but we know this club values the type of versatility that Holt brings. Red Sox Nation certainly wont be complaining if the fan-favorite finds his way back to Boston.