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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Brewers’ Aoki Disrespected By Rookie Of The Year Voters

Hey, when the Door County Daily News comes down on you…you know something’s up!

Coming off a remarkable rookie campaign in Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki finished fifth in National League Rookie of the Year balloting on Monday. The award, as voted on by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, was won by Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

...Aoki batted .288, led NL rookies in stolen bases (30) and tied for the NL rookie lead in hits (150). Aoki ranked second in runs (81), doubles (37), total bases (225) and on-base percentage (.355) and became the first NL rookie since the Cardinals’ Bake McBride (1974) to have four hitting streaks of at least 10 games in a season. Aoki had streaks of 15, 13, 12 and 10 games.

Repoz Posted: November 13, 2012 at 09:08 AM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 13, 2012 at 09:18 AM (#4301205)
this qualifies as an article? 3 short paragraphs from a tiny publication read by 200 people in a given week?
   2. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 09:20 AM (#4301207)
When the fall foliage season comes to an end, combined with a Packers bye week last week, you've got to fill the pages with something.
   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 13, 2012 at 09:23 AM (#4301210)
I hate the modern use of the word "Disrepected".
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM (#4301235)
became the first NL rookie since the Cardinals’ Bake McBride (1974) to have four hitting streaks of at least 10 games in a season. Aoki had streaks of 15, 13, 12 and 10 games.


Those straws have to be grasped at.
   5. boteman Posted: November 13, 2012 at 10:06 AM (#4301236)
#3 - A-friggin-MEN!

Respect is earned, not given away like ad flyers on a street corner. Unfortunately, current colloquial usage attempts to make it mean "I didn't get my way--wahhhhh!" This dilutes it when it's used properly to communicate a much bigger, more important concept.
   6. UCCF Posted: November 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM (#4301241)
Aoki: I am disrespectful to pitchers! Can you see I am serious? Get out of my way - all of you! This is no place for loafers! Join me or die - can you do any less?
   7. valuearbitrageur Posted: November 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM (#4301279)
He also led all rookies in consonant efficiency.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM (#4301283)
Aoki had a very nice season, but it was a strong rookie class this year, and somebody had to be fifth.
   9. Bug Selig Posted: November 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM (#4301317)
Aoki batted .288, led NL rookies in stolen bases (30)


All your base are belong to him.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM (#4301329)
Primey for #6. Disrespect for #9.
   11. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4301330)
Agreed on #6. Fabulous!
   12. Bug Selig Posted: November 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM (#4301359)
Disrespect for #9.


As I understand the rules, I am now forced to physically harm someone dear to you. Unfortunate.
   13. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM (#4301376)
Those straws have to be grasped at.


Anything that brings up the legend of Bake McBride is worth grasping at.
   14. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM (#4301412)

I for one am glad this article was posted, as I had no idea that this guy existed, let alone that he had an excellent season, until now.
   15. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4301427)
Edmundo is disrespecting the modern use of the word "disrespected."
   16. Steve Treder Posted: November 13, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4301476)
the first NL rookie since the Cardinals’ Bake McBride (1974) to have four hitting streaks of at least 10 games in a season

A story that riveted the nation's attention. Decades from now, grandchildren will ask their elders, "Where were you when Norichika Aoki tied Bake McBride's record of four hitting streaks of at least ten games by a National League rookie?"
   17. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 13, 2012 at 01:34 PM (#4301481)
The Angels reportedly offered Torii Hunter 1/5 and "very disrespectful" were the words Hunter used in response.
   18. DA Baracus Posted: November 13, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4301483)
this qualifies as an article? 3 short paragraphs from a tiny publication read by 200 people in a given week?


Well played, unless you were in serious, in which case we link to Murray Chass so why not?
   19. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 01:50 PM (#4301499)
Of all the days I've spent in Door County, I don't think I ever noticed the "DCDN". The amount of ads on that page is staggering.
   20. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 13, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4301613)
The amount of ads on that page is staggering.

I followed the ad link to "Wisconsin Dairy News" hoping for some snark worthy content, and was shocked to find a blank page. No dairy news in Wisconsin? Seems disrespectful, to say the least.
   21. Walt Davis Posted: November 13, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4301648)
became the first NL rookie since the Cardinals’ Bake McBride (1974) to have four hitting streaks of at least 10 games in a season

C'mon guys, that was awesome! Would any of you have thought of that? No way. And does the DCDN pay a subscription to Stats, Inc or did the reporter do the legwork here? Or are the Brewers pimping this? Doesn't matter, this is a thing of sheer beauty. Now one of you get off your lazy butt and find the NL and AL record holders.

You can make a case for Aoki over Frazier.
   22. Bug Selig Posted: November 14, 2012 at 06:52 AM (#4302195)
The Angels reportedly offered Torii Hunter 1/5 and "very disrespectful" were the words Hunter used in response.


I don't have a problem with that one. Offering Torii Hunter a contract Delmon Young would laugh at is, in fact, disrespectful. It is an overt act (where doing nothing would be perfectly acceptable) expressing the lack of value they place on his services. Might as well offer him an NRI and the locker next to Jeff Kent.

Not even a distant cousin to simply voting for someone else.
   23. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: November 14, 2012 at 03:48 PM (#4302746)
I am disrespectful to pitchers! Can you see I am serious? Get out of my way - all of you! This is no place for loafers! Join me or die - can you do any less?

What a brave corporate logo!
   24. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: November 14, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4302783)
Nobody will ever forget the mockery Benito Santiago was subjected to in 1987 when he had three 10-game hitting streaks and then came up six games short of his fourth one. Some people blamed the end of the season. Others blamed Bake McBride's ghost.

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