You might assume the Mookie Betts has above average hand-eye coordination and reaction time based on the fact that he is a major league baseball player. However, his latest escapade behind the wheel of a golf cart may have you thinking differently.
Betts and first baseman Travis Shaw hit the links for a day of fun that ended up soggy after the centerfielder somehow managed to put the cart deep into a water hazard on the course.
Betts wanted everyone to know that he did not drive the cart into the pond, but that it rolled in there on its own.
For the record I didn't drive into the pond. It rolled in there. Just clearing that up— Mookie Betts (@mookiebetts) February 15, 2016
He expounded on the damage to WEEI on Monday.
“That was probably one of the most helpless I felt,” he added. “I don’t know how you want to say it, but there was nothing I could do. I couldn’t pull it out, couldn’t salvage anything — well, we got our wallets, didn’t get our phones, but got our keys. We didn’t really lose anything but phones.”
It is a shame MLB teams don’t use bullpen carts anymore, as that would give Betts an opportunity to brush on his driving skills a little bit.