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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Majors: Awards: Player Of The Year: Two Good, Mike Trout Wins Major League Rookie And Player Of The Year

What’s not surprising is Mike Trout winning Baseball America’s Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards. What is surprising…Mike Rizzo says Bryce Harper can go 110% down the line. Well, actually, it’s not surprising that he says it, just like it’s not surprising that NBC News reported that Felix Baumgartner traveled “faster than the speed of light” in his great fall to earth the other day.

Harper, like Trout, has put a major imprint on the Nationals with his aggressive style of play and relentless energy. It’s natural to suggest that his veteran teammates would rub off on him. But he has also rubbed off on them.

“On groundballs to the pitcher, he’s going 110 percent down the line, sprinting through the bag at the end of it,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. “It’s infectious. Now it’s not the exception. It’s the rule, and everybody’s doing it from the most veteran veteran to the youngest rookie.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:25 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: awards and honors, bryce harper, mike trout

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   1. AROM Posted: October 16, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4272667)
just like it’s not surprising that NBC News reported that Felix Baumgartner traveled “faster than the speed of light” in his great fall to earth the other day.

He landed on earth the a few days ago, he'll start his jump tomorrow.
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 16, 2012 at 04:29 PM (#4272719)
If he traveled faster than the speed of light, the explosion probably would have killed a lot of people.
   3. Leroy Kincaid Posted: October 16, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4272984)
Him and neutrinos.
   4. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM (#4273224)
Would have been a better quote if Rizzo had said "the veteraniest veteran to the rookiest rookie."
   5. depletion Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4273271)
Does anyone know what Mr. Baumgartner's highest measured velocity was? Pretty cool event IMHO.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4273513)
It was 833.9mph, or Mach 1.24.

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