The 2021 baseball season officially came to a close last Tuesday and the Dodgers’ season ended a little over a week before. However, that doesn’t mean that Mookie Betts was ready to hit the beaches in the Caribbean just yet. In fact, Mookie took part in a celebrity softball game at Minute Maid Park in Houston which was hosted by rapper/Hip Hop star Travis Scott on Thursday.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival took place this weekend, but the first annual Cactus Jack Fall Classic was the last of a series of pop-up events to help raise money for the Cactus Jack Foundation. The foundation seeks to help youth through better resources and education.
While Mookie has become one of the biggest stars in baseball with his 5-tool skill set on the field, he traded in his glove and cleats for a clipboard and lineup card. Yes, Mookie Betts, the star outfielder became Mookie the coach.
Mookie joined a coaching staff that also included Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, Blue Jays’ second baseman Cavan Biggio, and several others. Meanwhile, celebrities plenty of celebrities joined in the game as well as notable baseball names such as Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell, Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, former MLB outfielder Nick Swisher, and more.
A couple of former Dodgers also joined in such as the great Gary Sheffield and The Flyin’ Hawaiian Shane Victorino.
It shouldn’t be strange to many to see Mookie in a coaching role, despite it not being a professional gig. He’s shown throughout his time with the Dodgers that he has a knack for helping coach others on and off the field.