Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts throws ideal game in very different sport


Betts bowled a ideal 300 game at the World Series of Bowling in Reno, Nev. on Sunday night.

Betts won a Gold Glove last week as the American League's best right fielder. It's just one of those things where I have to find a way to adjust. Add the fact that the World Series of Bowling bowls on five different oil patterns, and that makes qualifying so much tougher.

For those who didn't know, Betts is a highly skilled bowler.

This isn't his first 300 game. He participated in the World Series of Bowling back in 2015, and has bowled several 300 games before.

According to a PBA spokesperson, Betts plans to rejoin the bowling tour on February 4 to compete in the annual Chris Paul Celebrity Invitational in Houston. Betts took part in the even in 2016 and partnered with Jones where the two finished second. He even set a goal for himself: he wanted to finish in the top 150.

Betts was averaging over 200 through the first three rounds of competition this year before pulling off his ideal game. So attaining perfection in bowling may be easier than in baseball but it's still hard.

"This is definitely the most important one", Betts told the PBA.