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The 11th Frame: Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts taking his inaugural World Series seriously — even though it’s not baseball

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 8:00 am

Mookie Betts with the Boston Red Sox and a bowling ball. Photo illustration by Pro Bowlers Association.
The most striking thing — multiple puns intended — about Mookie Betts is how humble he is. But that makes sense being that he is a professional in a sport many consider the most humbling of all, where succeeding just three times in 10 makes you a star, and where bravado seen as too overt often leads to bench-clearing brawls and/or a pitch at the head in a later plate appearance.   The 23-year-old centerfielder of the Boston Red Sox broke into the majors in 2014 and has hit...

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