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Lance Berkman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnoopyBoy, May 15, 2008.

  1. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Has anyone seen the kind of year this guy is having? Oh my god. He's carried the Astros from a 6-12 start to a 25-17 record. They just went 6-1 on a trip to LA and SF.
    He has a 14-game hitting streak during which he has 7 homers, giving him 15 for the season. He pretty much leads the NL in every offensive category, except batting average. He's hitting nearly .400, though. Incredible to watch.
    This guy will rank as one of the best switch-hitters of all-time when it's over.
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    So glad I traded him for Howie Kendrick and Brad Hawpe.

    So glad.

  3. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Heard a stat today that Berkman's batting better than .600 for the month, which is unreal. Also heard him do an interview today on Rome -- he has some great stories.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    has never been in my kitchen.
  5. Three minutes and nine seconds ... you're slipping, Doc.
  6. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Hey Snoopy, we have a baseball thread. Come on over. Bunch of seamheads over there. But spnited gets pissed if you talk about your fantasy team.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    One thing I liked about Berkman was last year, when he was not going well, he didn't hesitate to call himself out.

    He was kept out of the lineup once last year and his quote was something to the effect "I'm sure they'll miss my .235 average and 15 RBIs." The numbers are just guesses, but they were definitely bad numbers at that point. It's refreshing when guys shoot straight like that.
  8. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Don't think so ...

    A-Rod 2007:
    April: 335/415/882
    May: 235/361/422

    Berkman 2008:
    April: 303/383/657
    May: 587/648/1.130

    Not even close to who is off to the better start.

    But, let's re-look right before the All-Star game (A-Rod picked it up in June - 402/496/773), as A-Rod was at 316/412/663.
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  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Berkman is a wildly popular guy here in Houston, especially since he's a Rice alum. And it's always a treat to have him on the local shows because he is one of the funniest players out there.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Was he one of the guys who was held hostage in their hotel room during spring training?
  11. I know Morgan Ensberg and Aaron Miles were two of the players involved in the hostage incident.
  12. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Keith Ginter was another one.

    Berkman wasn't involved in it.
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