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Postby AtlDynasty25 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:33 pm

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Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – When manager Bobby Cox said that the Braves will probably install nets to protect cars from Jason Heyward’s prodigious batting-practice home runs, reporters thought he was kidding.

He was not kidding.

“I’m serious,” Cox said Thursday at Champion Stadium. “Smashing too many cars.”


Pitcher Tim Hudson said it sounded like a gunshot as he walked past the outfield as Heyward hit. Pitcher Derek Lowe said Heyward’s batting practice was frightening. Cox compared the sound of the ball off Heyward’s bat to what Cox heard when Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle hit. “That same sound,” he said. “That ring.”


Haha I love the ridiculous hype
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby Grounded Polo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:38 pm

He sounds COUNTRY STRONG!
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:54 pm

I have a hard time believing he can hit a significantly higher amount of BP homeruns than most other power hitters.
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby garf112 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:56 pm

He is totally setting the HR record in 100 games this year.
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby nsulham » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:57 pm

When I read the title I honestly thought "contain him with nets" meant something they would do to Godzilla or something.
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby ensanimal » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:36 pm

nsulham wrote:When I read the title I honestly thought "contain him with nets" meant something they would do to Godzilla or something.


Nets can't stop Heyward like they can Godzilla.
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:10 am

This is probably a slight exaggeration but it is true that balls hit off of super star power hitters sound different. When I go to a Brewers game I can tell when Braun and Fielder are taking batting practice even up in the stands, it really does sound different.
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:16 am

Sounds like it's time for another Tall Tales thread!!! ;-D
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby Saltydog » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:12 am

The Braves have had their share of damage issues in the past.

Randall Simon destroyed the brand new million dollar video scoreboard the day it was installed in Richmond during BP.

The GM went nuts and had to order a new one, with a protective net.

Simon's damage >> Heyward's damage.
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Re: Braves installing new nets to contain Heyward

Postby APAP » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:24 am

KCollins1304 wrote:I have a hard time believing he can hit a significantly higher amount of BP homeruns than most other power hitters.


He is on the Braves.... :-B
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