Friday, October 26, 2018

REPORT: Mookie Betts Had Food Delivered To Homeless On Boston's Streets

Thanks to a report by WEEI's Lou Merloni, we now know that Red Sox star Mookie Betts is not only a great player, but a great human being as well. Without any fanfare, after World Series Game Two, Betts made possible the delivery of trays full of hot meals to homeless people huddled in the frigid cold near the Boston Public Library. This is just another example of how Red Sox players (past and present) have shown a real commitment to the community they play for. In the past, players like Tim Wakefield would make almost daily visits to kids being treated for cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute—again without any publicity about it. Betts is the type of player that this franchise needs to build around—for the very long-term (get the message, NOG?). This wonderful act of kindness is an indication of just how special a young man Mookie is. Being the kind of person he is, we're sure he'll be a little embarrassed by all of this coming to light. But, he shouldn't be. Everyone in Red Sox Nation is even prouder to call him one of our own.