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Mookie Betts News: Dodgers Outfielder Goes Viral with Hot Take on Breakfast Order

Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts has been interacting with fans on Twitch lately, and his latest conversation was absolutely golden. A fan he was talking to put his girlfriend on the line because she’s a huge Mookie fan.

The girlfriend is from New York, so Mookie, being the polite small-talk-maker he is, asked her for her favorite restaurant in New York. That’s when things went downhill.

The girlfriend named a bagel place, and Mookie’s inherent politeness gave way to his disdain for that answer as he threw his head back and said, “Oh my gosh.”

What really got Mookie going, though, was when she said she likes to get an everything bagel with double cheese, garlic, and onion. It’s not totally clear, but it seems like that garlic and onion is in addition to the garlic and onion flakes that are part of an everything bagel.

“In the morning?” Mookie asks incredulously.

He’s trying not to be too blunt, but in the end he just has to say what everyone is thinking.

“That’s disgusting. … I’m sorry, I really want to not hurt your feelings, but garlic and onion cream cheese on a bagel in the morning — your breath be on ten in the morning? … It’s coming through your skin, as many garlic bagels as you ate.”

The girlfriend assured Mookie that she takes care of her bad breath, and Mookie had some hygiene advice for her:

“Okay. Make sure you wash up, too, because it’s probably coming through your skin.”

To be clear, we only know about this exchange because Mookie himself posted it on Twitter, and in the video you can see it’s all in good fun. Betts comes across sometimes as kind of understated and milquetoast — who knew he had strong opinions, let alone that bagels in the morning were on the list?

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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.

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