|Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers star, describes how his passion for bowling led to baseball success. On a recent Saturday night, Los Angeles Dodger Mookie Betts was smiling as he welcomed hundreds of friends and fans to a dimly lit establishment, where several wore jerseys bearing the name of their favorite outfielder turned second baseman. On this night, crowds came to see Betts and support the seven-time All-Star's passion for another sport, where three strikes in a row are cause for celebration. “Bowling is in my blood,” said the two-time World Series champion, who said he picked up a bowling ball before ever touching a baseball. The 31-year-old says some of his baseball success can be traced to time spent in bowling alleys.
|Dodgers Spring Training: Miguel Vargas Feeling Comfortable With Position Switch To Left Field. The Los Angeles Dodgers revamped their roster during the offseason by adding numerous stars both to their lineup and rotation, and also made a major change by making Mookie Betts the full-time second baseman. Miguel Vargas entered the 2023 season as the Dodgers' everyday second baseman, but struggled after suffering multiple hand injuries and ultimately ended the year with Triple-A Oklahoma City. This season, Vargas is on the outside looking in for a roster spot and reported to Spring Training as a left fielder. Vargas spent much of the offseason working with Dodgers coaches to prepare for the move to the outfield, and it's allowing him to feel more comfortable at his new position.
|Imagining a roster Red Sox could've built will make your blood boil. What if the Red Sox didn't trade Mookie Betts or let Xander Bogaerts walk? John Tomase lays out the talented roster Boston could have fielded while staying on budget.
|Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Confident In Developing Chemistry With Gavin Lux. The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to have a new double play combination for the 2024 season with Mookie Betts and Gavin Lux anchoring the middle of the infield. Meanwhile, Lux will resume starting shortstop duties after missing all of last year due to a torn ACL and LCL in his right knee. Betts and Lux have been teammates for parts of four seasons, but never double play partners up the middle.
|Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Mentoring NL Rival Outfielder. Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Mentoring NL Rival Outfielder Betts is doing his best to grow the game further with another special talent... Author: Jason Fray Publish date: Feb 16, 2024 8:15 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Dodgers Mookie Betts is working with the enemy ?! Let's pump the breaks on that old trope. Rather, this is one established and accomplished Major Leaguer giving back to a fellow peer who's still trying to figure things out as a professional athlete. For context, we look at a tweet Atlanta Braves beat writer David O'Brien wrote a few weeks back. O'Brien had spoken with Atlanta outfielder Michael Harris II. The Braves starlet delved into his relationship with