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#1 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...Em-Ruar-Verkerk

#2 CwK

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

I'm calling him ROAR.
All caps.

Edit: Thanks, Jeremy. It's nice getting some background info from the prospect himself.

Edited by CK, 10 July 2013 - 11:47 AM.


#3 ashburyjohn

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

Rawr!

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#4 maxisagod

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

Thanks Jeremy for taking the time to do this. It always nice to connect a name, face, and personality with a prospect. :)

#5 JB_Iowa

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:46 PM

16. years. old.

It's always hard for me to get my head around how young some of the athletes, actors, etc. are.

Best of luck to him and thanks for posting this.

#6 clutterheart

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

Here is a scouting report:
Netherlands ? Ruar Verkerk

It says he is a "hothead". Good luck to the kid

#7 70charger

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:10 PM

Bert Blijleven (Editor: maybe the Dutch spelling, which is cool)


It is, and it's often written as a connected "y" with dots over it when in lowercase. The pronunciation is a long I, as in Blyleven. Fun fact: when used at the beginning of a sentence or proper noun, both letters are capitalized, as in IJmuiden, a town near Haarlem in Noord Holland where my grandfather lived until World War II.

#8 CharacterGroove

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:07 PM

Seems like a pretty mature kid. A good answer about the money - it was "fair." I wouldn't have answered that either.