The Boston Red Sox have a 2-0 World Series lead as it picks up tonight in LA. But they’re doing more than just winning off of the field. Wednesday night following their Game 2 win, outfielder Mookie Betts stayed out for a while. But for good reason, as it turns out. According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, he and his cousin would provide hot meals to the homeless that evening.
Little birdie told me an amazing story. This was the scene last night around 1am out in front of the Boston Library. Trays and trays of food fed the homeless. The man that delivered the food wasn’t looking for attention or praise BUT deserves it. God Bless you Mookie Betts pic.twitter.com/4Ox7O0edo4
— Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) October 25, 2018
It’s always nice when there’s good things to talk about. And I couldn’t mean that more sincerely if I tried. It’s truly wonderful to witness. And Mike Winter, a person described as a “VIP host” for area clubs, got a closer look.
“I didn’t know who they were at first. They had hoodies on,” Winter started. “Next thing I know they are laying out trays of food. Then they’re walking around all of Boston library where there are tons of homeless and telling people there is food around the corner. I walked up and I said, ‘Hello,’ because we have a mutual friend and then all the people from the club came out and he just walked away. No pictures. No nothing. None of the homeless even knew who he was but they were just grateful for what he was doing.”
This postseason, Betts is hitting .255/.340/.340 with four doubles and five walks over 11 games. In the first two games of the World Series, though, he has four hits and a walk in nine plate appearances. In other words, it’s all coming together at the plate for Betts at precisely the right time.
Tonight, the Red Sox will look to take a 3-0 series lead and really put the Dodgers on the ropes.