Let me tell you something that you probably already know. People LOVE Mookie in Nashville. I know this because I lived there for 45 minutes in the late summer of 2017. One of the gym teachers at the school I worked at used to coach him. One time during our morning meeting in the gym he told me a bunch of stories about Mookie from high school that I immediately forgot when I was trying to stop full on rap battles in class in between teaching the youth of Nashville about the winter of 1609-10 at the Jamestown settlement; better known by historians as Starving Time.
My favorite player in baseball continues to show why he's everything you would ever want out of a superstar. Mookie Betts surprised customers at a Kroger in Bordeaux, TN buy covering the cost of their groceries AND getting pizza for the employees working. Talk about a hashtag good guy!
What a great guy. It's almost like he's exactly what you want out of a superstar in a market that desperately needed his presence. Why pay him what he's worth when you can give Rusney Castillo 72 million dollars to rot away with the rest of Pawtucket or not include a weight clause in Pablo Sandoval's donation? Better yet you can trade him for a guy with a checkered past! I bet John Henry's first thought about this act of kindness and goodwill was he spent too much money on soda.