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"La Tortuga" Is Here to Save Baseball [Wall Street Journal today]

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#1 ScrapTheNickname

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:41 AM

He appears to be good for the Twins and for baseball.

 

From the Wall Street Journal 3/6/19:

 

"Astudillo has a strange skill set in today’s major leagues: He actually hits the ball. Fifty-nine players struck out more before the All-Star break last season than Astudillo has in his entire minor-league career."

 

"This man is baseball’s most unlikely, yet most reliable, viral sensation. In a game last September, his mad dash from first to home in 11.63 seconds—cheeks puffing, tongue dangling, long, curly hair swept in the wind—was like “Chariots of Fire”-meets beer-league softball. Astudillo said later he “wanted to show that chubby people also run.”

 

https://www.wsj.com/...all-11551877201

Edited by ScrapTheNickname, 06 March 2019 - 11:43 AM.

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