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Daily Archives: July 18, 2013

2 And A Hook Podcast #11: Its All About – How Many Altuves? The ALL – Star Game + Reds Chat

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A picture put up during a Houston Astros broadcast - helped the movement immensely - photo courtesy of howmanyaltuves.com

A picture put up during a Houston Astros broadcast – helped the movement immensely – photo courtesy of howmanyaltuves.com

‘2 And A Hook’ is an expression from Baseball:  ‘Throw the guy 2 Fast balls and then a Hook’ (AKA Curve Ball, Wiggly one, Chair etc..)

By James Acevedo – Host (Podcast Veteran )

Guests On The Show:

Today, my brother Daniel joined me for the show.

We talked to MLB XM Home Plate Radio Host Mike Ferrin (16 Minute Mark and a 22 Minute Segment) I asked him about the origin in which he and Morgan Ensberg started this ‘phenomenon’ – and their reaction to how it has blown into a huge fanbase for the guy – based on one night that it was all started by the former Astros player Enberg, Ferrin and CO.

Jose Altuve is the shortest man in the MLB at approximately 5 FT 5, but he does not get cheated at the plate with his heavy swings.  His big heart and hustle have inspired his own measurement.  Go and check out @howmanyaltuves or www.howmanyaltuves.com  for all of your Home Run (or any measurement for that matter) needs.

Jose Altuve is the shortest man in the MLB at approximately 5 FT 5, but he does not get cheated at the plate with his heavy swings. His big heart and hustle have inspired his own measurement. Go and check out @howmanyaltuves or http://www.howmanyaltuves.com for all of your Home Run (or any measurement for that matter) needs.

Next up was Astros County Writer and http://www.howmanyaltuves.com owner Bryan Trostel (41 Minute Mark and a 18 Minutes Segment)  or We talked about how he joined the ‘Jose Altuve’ Phenomenon, created a twitter  account and website surrounding it, and how it has thrived and blossomed over the last 14 months.  We even learned the metric conversion for an ‘ALTUVE’. Read the rest of this entry

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 18, 2013

Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images. One Sheet: Universal Pictures

Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images. One Sheet: Universal Pictures

With no games being played yesterday nor today, what can should I do for today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast?

Honor Derek Lowe and watch Xanadu, of course!

No games were played yesterday, so nobody owned baseball.

To see the up to date tally of “Who Owns Baseball?,” click HERE
Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 18, 2013

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Athletics’ Yoenis Cespedes And Josh Donaldson Crucial To Their Success

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Thursday, July.18, 2013

Cespedes put on quite a show in this years HR Derby with him turning Citi Field into his own hitters haven. He is hitting just .225 on the season for the Athletics. The value he has to the team means more than numbers can show.  The opposing teams have to respect the power that he has. Cespedes power numbers are still good with him hitting 15 HRs and 43 RBIs.

Cespedes put on quite a show in this years HR Derby with him turning Citi Field into his own hitters paradise. He is hitting just .225 on the season for the Athletics. The value he has to the team means more than numbers can show. The opposing teams have to respect the power that he has. Cespedes power numbers are still good with him hitting 15 HRs and 43 RBIs. He does fairly well facing left-handers this season with him hitting .253 against him. He does struggle facing right-handers with his average just at .214 in 220 at-bats.

By Chris Lacey (Lead Baseball Columnist/Minority Website Owner)

If you did not get a chance to watch the HR Derby on Monday, you missed a great young player put on a show. Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes made Citi Field look like a hitters’ park with each ball he launched into orbit.

That ballpark is not known for being friendly to hitters, but don’t tell Cespedes that. This is not the first time he has been in a competition like this, and it won’t be his last.

Yoenis Cespedes 17 Homeruns in the First Round of the 2013 Homerun Derby

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