Mookie Betts is only 23 years old but he is already getting a taste of what retirement might be like as he pursues his post-baseball dream of being a professional bowler at this year’s World Series of Bowling.
Betts opened up his second career with a strong 224 and topped that with an even more impressive 249 on his first day in the PBA event.
Betts experienced a few lows as well, throwing a 140 in one of the nine games he bowled on the event’s first day, according to the Boston Herald, but considering the outfielder is not a full timer like most of his competitors, it is an impressive showing.
The Red Sox star will continue in the competition through at least Friday, and may even appear on ESPN if he stays in contention through Dec. 17.
– Brendan Maloy