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Old 06-21-2002, 03:30 AM
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Posted By: Tom D.

I thought the guys on ESPN said it right. Maybe I am just used to the right pronunciation though and thought they said it right.

I don't think Castillo will break Joe D.'s hit streak though. If he gets a week away, there will be so much pressure on him by the media. Hitting is such a mental game. He will crack.

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Old 06-21-2002, 12:19 PM
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Anyone else annoyed by the fact that not one news or sports caster has yet to pronounce RogerS Hornsby's name correctly?

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Old 06-21-2002, 02:36 PM
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But for a different reason. The closer he get to the record, the more each pitcher will want to be the one who "shuts him out." The closer he gets, the fewer good pitches he'll see.

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Old 06-21-2002, 02:41 PM
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Posted By: Jaime Leiderman

I agree with MW.

I guess the next big hit streak will come from Ichiro.
The little guy can hit and he has amazing speed not to mention how hard is to K him!

Is batting almost .370 this season.

Can this guy post a .400 season?

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.400 prolly isn't out of the question for Ichiro. If you have ever watched his batting style closely it's amazing that he even gets hits, but is quite effective anyway. He almost a full step down the first base line by the time he makes contact with the ball.

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and .400, and I thought "Rogers" was
pronounced "Roger" with an 's" at the end.

Nu?

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Old 06-21-2002, 10:15 PM
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Julie, youa re correct, but everyone on TV that I have heard use the name always forgets the 'S'.

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Castillo doesn't even know the names of his teammates, much less who the hell Joe D. was. They say his baseball IQ is about 35 and he doesn't have a clue about the streak. So, the pressure probably won't mean a thing to him.

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castillo, a latin player who is not comfortable speaking english, did not know the name of fellow marlin kevin millar, a utility man who speaks no spanish. it's not likely the two had coversed with one another during the three years they were teammates. castillo, who is relatively unfamiliar with the history of baseball is well aware of the significance of the hitting streak. in terms of baseball iq, i would say its quite apparent that he knows how to not only get on base, but steal bases well enough to be considered one of the two best leadoff hitters currently playing.

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Old 06-21-2002, 11:31 PM
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Posted By: Jaime Leiderman

I'm sure he doesn't know who's Joe D, but I'm also sure that he has pressure... and maybe even more than most american players have had in the past.

He needs to prove many things, latin players need to work harder than americans to reach the big leagues, then have to play harder to stay...

Everybody remembers Joe D's streak record, but how many remember Molitor's?

Everytime he goes to the plate, he has a whole country behind him...and I mean WHOLE!
His hits will help many poor kids develop baseball skills, more scouts going over there, many, many things.
Even if he comes short, he'll be a HERO there.

For example, Sammy Sosa came short to Big Macs record, but he was able to find an Oil supply contract for the Dominican Republic at a very low price (from Venezuela), just because he send some balls over the fence... He became the best ambassador that country could have hoped!

Don't think Sosa knew much about Aaron or Ruth before 1998.

Shame on those Baseball writers!

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