In Los Angeles the other night, the cutouts behind home plate had extra big smiles on their faces as Mookie Betts smashed three home runs at Dodger Stadium. On the same night, Yu Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Wrigley Field, where the Cubs jumped off to their best start in more than a century. A third of the way into the strangest season ever, baseball is working, at least in spots.
Back in May, Mookie Betts surprised shoppers in his hometown by paying for their groceries, and one month later partnered with nonprofit Pull Up Neighbor to distribute reusable masks and other essential items to those in need in Tennessee and surrounding communities. Now Betts is making his mark with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), who in conjunction with Pull Up Neighbor, are hosting a giveaway at the Compton Town Center (1621 Towne Center Dr, Compton, Calif. from 12-3 p.m.
It looked like a viper, ready to strike,” Cressend said. They dubbed him “The Viper. Jack raised the flag for him in the meetings,” said Herzenberg, which was important because Cressend had championed Vanderbilt right-hander Walker Buehler the year before.