Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts is a man of many talents, and we’re glad he’s chosen baseball for his daily toil. After all, the game is something he’s quite good at, but we can honestly say it might not even be his best skill.
Most marketable? Yes. Most lucrative? Absolutely.
But Betts is the best bowler in baseball, and owns the game at a level his fellow MLB All-Stars could only dream of achieving on Wii.
Need more evidence for this claim, other than years of cameo’ing in the professional bowling ranks on his off days? Betts casually bowled another perfect game this weekend.
Dodgers’ Mookie Betts bowled a perfect game with another 300.
Betts, unfortunately, will not be able to get out of his Dodgers contract any time soon to have a go at bowling full-time; he’s stuck in the outfield until 2032.
Luckily, that puts him directly in his bowling prime.
What’s important for you all to remember is that this isn’t his first time excelling without bumpers. It isn’t his first time taking over a sport he has no business being this good at. Hell, it isn’t even his first 300 game.
He bowled one back in 2017 while competing in the PBA (that’s *professional bowling*) World Series.
To roll a 300 game once seems near-impossible. To do it at least twice — and once in front of the country’s best bowlers — will have you wondering how this guy’s also a future Hall of Fame two-time World Series winner.
The Dodgers are blessed to have Betts on their side after taking advantage of the super-cheap Boston Red Sox, and Betts is lucky to be on the west coast, where bowling leagues are significantly less cutthroat than in the northeast — or, at least, that’s what my aunt always told me.
Bowling a perfect game would be the pinnacle for every other athlete, middle-manager and frustrated husband in the ranks, and we hope it holds the same significance for Betts, even though he’s both done it before and tasted World Series champagne.
If the guys down at the shoe exchange station need any help spelling it out for the plaque, it’s B-E-T-T-S. Put it on the wall.