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Harrison Bader to Yankees

Discussion in 'GatorGrowl's Diamond Gators' started by GatorLegend, Aug 2, 2022.

  1. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    He’s playing great defense and swinging the bat!
     
  2. Gatorallstar1012

    Gatorallstar1012 GC Legend

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    Just hit another homer!!!
     
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  3. GatorLurker

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    Maybe we should have allowed him to hit with wooden bats at UF.

    I think that is still legal in college ball.
     
  4. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Bader had 17 HRs and similar number of doubles his last year at UF. Did okay with an aluminum bat as well.
     
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  5. gtj31

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    That was ideal. Astros sweep to go to the WS. Yankees get swept. And Harrison Bader was amazing. Win-win-win!!!
     
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  6. shelbygt350

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    I was pulling for Yanks, though I dont follow MLB much. Then, I looked at Houston line up and saw these guys; Kyle Tucker bro of Preston Tucker. Kyle played at Plant high in Tampa. Former UF signee Lance McCullers Jr a starter for Houston. Played at Tampa Jesuit. Christmas Tree family.
     
  7. GatorLurker

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    I was torn with the Astros/Yankees series. The Astros cheated in years past but the Yankees have more championships than UCLA in basketball so there is a lot of hate.

    I was OK with the Astros winning because I really like Altuve as a player even though he has played well below his level this post season. I have a soft spot for great two sackers, like Joe Morgan and going WAY back Eddie Collins. Jackie Robinson and Nellie Fox are also dear to me. I hear Rodgers Hornsby was also pretty good.

    But I would find it hard to beleive that anyone but Joe Morgan was the GOAT at second. He was special.
     
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  8. gtj31

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    I grew up with Sandberg at 2B and Biggio (after catching early in his career). Roberto Alomar as well. All 3 in the HOF.

    Sandberg just had something special for me. Biggio’s grit was fun. Alomar was probably the best pure fielder. But Sandberg was my favorite 2B.
     
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