Mookie Betts thinks that he should always use his baseball success for giving it back to the world.
The Boston Red Sox slugger was very surprised to find himself in the spotlight for a late-night good deed this week. Just a few hours after the Red Sox won the Game 2 on Wednesday night , Betts and his cousin were seen providing hot meals to the homeless who were outside the Boston Public Library, braving temperatures in the 30s to feed more than dozens of people.
Former Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni who is now a radio host on WEEI was tipped off about Betts’ distribution of several hot food trays. Merloni publicized the good deed on social media which lead to a widespread acclaim for the probable American League MVP.
Betts said in the Dodger Stadium visitors’ dugout before Game 3 on Friday that it is pretty cool and he has been blessed with everything that he has, and he might as well share it.
He batted .346 with 32 homers and 80 RBIs during the regular season. He never intended for anyone to find out about his good deeds in the community. He and his cousin went out in hoodies sans any fanfare, providing steak tips as well as chicken to anyone trying to make it through the brutal cold of Massachusetts.
He simply feels an obligation to do what he can, whenever he can, for the ones who are less fortunate.
He said that this is not the first time he has done it, and the purpose was never the attention he got this time.
He is taking care of his work on the field as well after a pretty slow start to the postseason at the plate. The young outfielder went 4-for-8 in the first two games of his first World Series which boosted his postseason average to .255.
Betts’ charitable nature has caught the attention of Hank Aaron. Aaron was in Los Angeles to present the Hank Aaron Award, which is given annually to the player who is selected as the best hitter in each league — to Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich and Boston’s J.D. Martinez .
Bett said that he believes that whether it’s good food or good fortune, it should not be wasted.
Our team at FeedRide was touched by Bett’s generous act. Each member of our team has decided repeat this act nearby our office. If you are reading this article, we would suggest you to always share if you have more than you want. After all sharing is caring.