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  1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    I put "batting average eating goblin" with the quotes into Google and it came back with 4 hits. So you're on your way to your goal. Of course, all 4 hits are of this article in various forms, but you gotta start somewhere.

    / edit: I'll save some wag the trouble of comparing this number of Google hits to the hits Aaron has collected so far - they are the same
    Updated 04-25-2013 at 05:07 PM by ashburyjohn
  2. EricJohnson's Avatar
    Admittedly, this is a sample size game--and a small one at that. People love to compare players and say, "well what if we had so-and-so." All I'm saying is the Twins really wouldn't be any better off as of April, 25 2013 with Ben Revere and for that matter I firmly believe they are better of with Hicks in the long run.
  3. PopRiveter's Avatar
    You made the mistake of linking to a Ben Revere "boyish grin" on a page that includes his career stats. I was reminded that Ben's weak batting line this year has caused his career batting average to plummet to .272, which is only 199 points higher than Hicks. I also accidentally saw that Revere has 1 triple this year which can either be viewed as 1 more extra base hit than Hicks, or infinity times the extra base hits that Hicks has produced.

    I don't want to compare them. I just want Hicks to start hitting and feeling good. I was hoping they'd open the season with Mastro in center and that Hicks would mash in AAA for a few weeks to get momentum before debuting, but that plan would not have worked with Mastro's injuries.
    For me, plan B is simple- Keep rooting for Hicks and (whenever that is tough to do) remember that Clete Thomas is probably next in line.
    Goooooooooooooooooooooooo Hicks!
  4. B Richard's Avatar
    Really got a kick out of this, thanks for posting. To add a note, when I hear "DJ Baxendale" I think of a medieval disc jockey who has huge raves at his castle every so often
  5. Nick Nelson's Avatar
    The short answer? No. The long answer? Also no.

    Classic.

    Well done EJ.
  6. lightfoot789's Avatar
    He has been mentioned both ways throughout his young career:

    Adam Brett Walker II -
    has never hit under .300 in (College / Jacksonville University nor Summer League / Licking County Settlers) when using 3 names. He actually hit over .400 one year when using the 3 names and was a Golden Spike Semi Finalist.

    Adam Walker - (however) has hit at or under .250 when using only 2 names (in the Cape / Harbor Hawks & Appy League / E'Town Twins).

    Although he still won 2 championships using 2 names, let's go back to Adam Brett Walker II and dominate again - Sounds better and names do matter..........................
    Updated 03-04-2013 at 08:40 PM by lightfoot789
  7. EricJohnson's Avatar
    Alas, I wish I was living the sno-cone dream...
  8. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    I think Eric Johnson was the guy that sold me the sno-cone at my last Twins game.
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