Mookie Betts bowled a perfect 300 game this weekend because he's good at everything he tries
Would you consider yourself "good" at your job? Success, pats on the back from the boss, and the respect of your peers? If so, congrats! That's awesome. You're living your best life.
Unless you're elite at two different endeavors, though, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has you beat. You know what he does on the diamond -- he's coming off a 2017 season that saw him post a 6.4 WAR, slashing .264/.344/.459 with 24 homers, 102 RBIs and assisting with some top-notch dancing routines in the outfield.
He's also a world-class bowler, and proved his mettle by throwing a 300 game on Sunday night in the qualifying rounds for the World Series of Bowling in Reno, Nev. That's a strike in every frame, carried out with the kind of awe-inspiring form that would make Roy Munson and Ernie McCracken proud:
And no, this was not his first perfect game at the bowling alley -- far from it.
A true pro, Betts had plenty of fun along the way:
🚨🎳🔥Mookie Betts is having some fun at the WSOB in Reno! He fired 300 game 7 of the PBA Scorpion Championship! Ball choice: @HammerBowling Diesel. Keep up the momentum Mookie! #TeamEBI #MookieBetts #BostonRedSox #PBAtour #WSOB @mookiebetts pic.twitter.com/Usnh8crzYg- Ebonite (@EboniteBowling) November 13, 2017
Here's another look at that solid form, from a recent Instagram post:
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If only we were all that great at multiple things, right?