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Red Sox Star Mookie Betts Creates Immediate Media Impact For PBA World Series 11/13/2015

The news of Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts' decision to enter the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII made an immediate impact on news media attention for WSOB VII. Within minutes of the PBA's announcement, Boston Globe Red Sox beat writer Peter Abraham tweeted the news, which led to re-tweets and comments on, and, among others.

Within hours, the news spread to ESPN, Fox Sports, the Providence Journal, New York Daily News, Bangor Daily News, CBS Boston, NESN (New England Sports Channel),, and many other websites, social media outlets and publications, including many throughout the bowling industry.

Immediately upon the close of the major league season on Sunday, Betts returned to his Brentwood, Tenn., home and, according to his mother Diana Benedict, headed to the bowling center Tuesday morning to begin preparations for WSOB VII. Bowling - and Red Sox fans - around the world will be able to follow Betts' throughout his WSOB experiences by watching PBA's Xtra Frame online video-streaming service and/or free live scoring on Betts will compete in the PBA Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships Dec. 8-11 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, and additional rounds if he finishes among the top qualifiers.

Article was posted with permission from Stars & Strikes, America's Bowling Newsmagazine.