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Dodgers: Justin Turner Reveals What Mookie Betts Was Doing on the Night of His Birthday

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was a guest on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk on Monday, live from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where Game 3 of the World Series was rained out. The main topic of conversation, of course, was Turner winning the 2022 Roberto Clemente Award for the humanitarian service he and his wife, Kourtney, do in the Los Angeles area.

But eventually, the topic turned to Mookie Betts, and hosts Kevin Millar and Stephen Nelson probed JT to try to find out what Mookie is bad at. They were disappointed to learn the truth:

“Mookie’s good at everything.”

The talk specifically turned to bowling, and Turner gave some inside information about what Betts was doing when JT and others showed up for a surprise 30th birthday party last month.

“(Mookie) loves bowling. I mean, he looooves bowling. I went to his 30th birthday — it was a surprise this year and I was like, ‘Dude, what were you doing?’ Obviously it was a surprise and all that. And he was like, ‘Man, I was polishing up my bowling balls.’ He was getting ready because he had a tournament the next day. And that’s one of the 300s that he bowled was at that tournament.”

When Millar joked about Mookie showing up at the local bowling alley to practice, JT said that might not be necessary.

“I think he has one at his house. I think he’s got a few lanes at his house. That’s Show.”

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


    1. Agreed. Mookie should spend waking hour of his life dedicated to baseball with no outside hobbies or interests. Think about how good he could be if he would just put the bowling ball down. He shouldn’t be married or have kids either. How selfish.

      1. Funny, however it was a poor display to be seen bowling during his offtime waiting for the doomed NLDS to begin, where his offense was a huge disappointment. None of the team played like they wanted to be there.

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