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What Mookie Betts Did After World Series Game 2 Victory

The right fielder stayed up late feeding the homeless
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2018 5:00 PM CDT
Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts celebrates after Game 2 of the World Series.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – How do you celebrate winning Game 2 of the World Series? If you're Mookie Betts, right fielder for the victorious Red Sox, USA Today reports, you stay up to the wee hours of the night passing out food to the homeless at the Boston Public Library. Reportedly wearing a hooded sweatshirt and doing his best to remain anonymous, Betts was spotted by Mike Winter, who was exiting a nearby nightclub around 1:45am, according to WEEI. "I didn't know who they were at first," Winter says of the men distributing food to a line of homeless people. Then he recognized Betts. "I walked up and said hello, because we have a mutual friend, Winter says.

Soon, more people began to stream out of the nightclub, and Betts just walked away—"no pictures. No nothing," Winter says, adding that the homeless people, who in turn offered food to the nightclub patrons, didn't even know who had just fed them. "You see a lot of celebrities do stuff for recognition, but the fact was he was trying to stay totally on the low-down." Comments on a Twitter photo of people enjoying the food Betts provided gush with praise for the ballplayer. "Restoring my faith in humanity. Thank you, @mookiebetts!!!" reads one. Game 3 is Friday night in Los Angeles. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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