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Monday’s Mashup: Mookie Betts bowls perfect game in World Series of Bowling

Lucy Burdge
November 13, 2017 - 7:41 am

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-- It’s a known fact that Mookie Betts is a bowling phenom and he proved Sunday night that he really is no joke.

The Red Sox outfielder took part in the World Series of Bowling in Reno, Nev. and bowled a perfect 300 game.

This was his 37th game of the week out of 40 qualifying games and he ended up finishing only 158th out of 188 bowlers and did not make it to the next round.

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He previously competed in the 2015 World Series of Bowling.

“Bowling has been a part of my life forever, so it isn’t going away,” he said. “I like to compete, but I also know I need to get better.”

-- While Betts was bowling, his new manager, Alex Cora, was focused on football.

Cora did the coin toss honors before the game between his alma mater, the University of Miami, and Notre Dame on Saturday.

Cora was honored on the field before the game and is the first Miami Hurricane to be named an MLB manager. He was a star for the Hurricanes before his 14-year career in the majors. He was named to the school’s Hall of Fame in 2006.

“#BeatND,” Cora tweeted before Miami beat Notre Dame 41-8.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "My fingers were underneath it. It tilted up the ball, and I knew it was right there. And I brought it in, and it landed on my forearm when I brought it in, and I knew exactly. I went up to Coach, and he’s like, ‘Are you sure?’ And I’m like, ‘I’m sure, man.’ I would never say that if I wasn’t 100 percent sure, because you don’t want to lose that kind of trust. And I thought I caught it, man. I know I caught it. My fingers were underneath it.” -- Rob Gronkowski, on the potential TD pass refs ruled incomplete in the Patriots’ 41-16 win over the Broncos Sunday night

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