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    Hicks Bats Left-Handed

    Just an interesting note/tweet from New Britain Rock Cats play-by-play man, Jeff Dooley.

    https://twitter.com/JDooleysports/st...88059377811456

    @Twins OF Aaron Hicks had lead-off single batting from left side of plate. He also scored for @RockCats 4-1 NB after one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Just an interesting note/tweet from New Britain Rock Cats play-by-play man, Jeff Dooley.

    https://twitter.com/JDooleysports/st...88059377811456
    Interesting? Something is definitely wrong here.

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    Only one comment needs apply.

    WTHell?

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    I agree with the above three comments...

    Hicks got a hit??!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I agree with the above three comments...

    Hicks got a hit??!?!?
    You forgot the : )
    Last edited by jokin; 06-21-2014 at 08:28 PM.

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    When did he end up in NB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypaws View Post
    When did he end up in NB?
    That's where he was assigned to do his rehab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    You forgot the : )
    If the original tweet wasn't required to carry one, neither should Chief's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pleiss View Post
    Everyone knows that the best way to learn to hit RHP's breaking balls from the RH batters box is by batting from the LH batters box. It's science.
    This only applies to facing knuckleball pitchers. Or, something.

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    Well, hmmmm. I must have been out in the sun too long at rock the garden, I could swear this said left handed.......
    Lighten up Francis....

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    So he's back to switch hitting. Im pretty much done with his act. Rosario/Buxton/Arcia
    Lets roll.

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    No big deal..

    Just file it under: cause, not helping one's own

    to be cross indexed with

    - clue, not having a
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco View Post
    No big deal..

    Just file it under: cause, not helping one's own

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    Also add....

    - ship!, Abandon
    Yes, even our brother TD poster, cmathewson, is likely willing to walk......er swim away after this revelation. Bizarre, but given everything that has gone down, not all that surprising. Gotta think now that he will be dealt before season-end.

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    I'm trying to come up with a good explanation for Hicksie but best to let him tell us.

    FWIW here is the box from the game and a bio of the opposing pitcher, who certainly seems to have big league stuff. Rules out the knuckleballer theory.

    http://phuturephillies.com/profiles/...rner-percival/

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...g_box&sid=t538
    Last edited by Hosken Bombo Disco; 06-22-2014 at 01:28 AM.

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    In this day and age of technology there does not appear to be an astute human being trying to scratch out a living covering the Rock Cats. That leaves speculation and less to fill the pages of TD.

    1. Twins management said to keep hitting left handed
    2. Hick's dad told him to keep batting left handed
    3. Hicks had a change of heart. He did well in AA as a LHB. Start over and build on it
    4. Chad Allen having nothing to lose, convinced Hicks to stay batting left handed. He thinking if he could make Hicks a better hitter left handed in 2 weeks, Mr Allen would have a shot at the bigs.

    It would be much simpler if there was someone within the media to as him questions. With the injury perhaps it gave him time to think. Found this old quote
    My dad, he didnít want me to play baseball,Ē said Hicks. ďSo he made me hit left-handed, and Iíd never hit left-handed before. And I was struggling a lot. He was thinking probably a couple seasons and Iíd be done with baseball, but he didnít know that Iím not gonna stop. Iím not gonna stop until I get it right. And thatís how I ended up becoming a switch-hitter.Ē

    "I am not going to stop until I get it right." Hopefully he found the youthful resolve as well as confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wise One View Post
    In this day and age of technology there does not appear to be an astute human being trying to scratch out a living covering the Rock Cats. That leaves speculation and less to fill the pages of TD.
    And isn't it ironic, the Rock Cats are the hottest team in professional baseball, just set a team record of 10 straight wins, 12 of 13 with Rosario in the lineup. And this, even though Hicks has to be a bit of a distraction coming in late to the party and all.

    The fans are the only ones who seem to be paying attention. The Cats had a sellout crowd today of 8400, and the 4th highest single-game attendance mark in their history. The Hartford Courant newspaper, whose namesake city has stolen the team, doesn't even see fit to publish game summaries, let alone assign a beat writer.

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    Am I crazy or should we trade Hicks? Hicks reminds me of Delmon Young. I know the f/o has to take some blame, but this passive, "my way or the highway attitude" reminds me of Delmon Young's time with the Rays. His pitch recodnition skills are terrible. Rumor has it that the Twins have been making some calls about SP's on the trading block. The Twins know Hicks's flaws, but could they make a rebuilding team overlook them by focusing on his potential. Then, they could make a trade along the same lines as the Young for Garza/Bartlett trade.

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    The New Britain Herald doesn't care, either. I do not know if they have a version of S.D. Buhr. This site does well with information regarding prospects thanks to his work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wise One View Post
    That leaves speculation........es of TD.

    1. Twins management said to keep hitting left handed
    2. Hick's dad told him to keep batting left handed
    3. Hicks had a change of heart. He did well in AA as a LHB. Start over and build on it
    4. Chad Allen having nothing to lose, convinced Hicks to stay batting left handed. He thinking if he could make Hicks a better hitter left handed in 2 weeks, Mr Allen would have a shot at the bigs.
    5. "Oh....... that's right.... I am only hitting right now. Sorry. I just forgot!"

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