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Old 04-08-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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Homerun today wins season opener. Hit another in the 13-0 win against Toronto over the weekend, guy came from nothing....was the team gopher in college, everyone told him he was too small, not good enough and in his MLB premiere he cracks a grand slam home run at Fenway on his first pitch......

This guy is a the best story in MLB right now……tries hard, works harder

[SIZE=3]http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=bos&content_id=26116463&topic_id=887 7966[/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/2013/04/08/red-sox-win-home-opener/P9HAjinqRiUZr9twFMYOvN/story.html[/SIZE]


[SIZE=3]http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100612&content_id=11104724&vkey= news_mlb&c_id=mlb[/SIZE]
click the video but you can read the story below……kid was a nobody but very hard worker


[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA5xV2dNcwc from a fan's camera
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Utah
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As a diehard sox fan, I love the man. There's nothing better than seeing a hardworking guy come up from the minors and completely blow everyone's expectations out of the water.

He's one of those guys who should never have made it on paper, but simply refuses to suck.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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As a diehard sox fan, I love the man. There's nothing better than seeing a hardworking guy come up from the minors and completely blow everyone's expectations out of the water.

He's one of those guys who should never have made it on paper, but simply refuses to suck.
I am not a huge sports guy....something irks me about blue collar guys giving their hard earned paychecks to BILLIONAIRE owners that distribute it to MILLIONAIRE players who go broke shortly after retirement anyway.

Daniel Nava breaks that mold! Sports would be so much better if the fans praised guys like Nava and spent less time on crybabies that make hundreds of millions and don't play 1/2 as hard as guys like Nava.

I love your quote.......Guy should have never made it but simply refuses to suck!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I am not a huge sports guy....something irks me about blue collar guys giving their hard earned paychecks to BILLIONAIRE owners that distribute it to MILLIONAIRE players who go broke shortly after retirement anyway.

Daniel Nava breaks that mold! Sports would be so much better if the fans praised guys like Nava and spent less time on crybabies that make hundreds of millions and don't play 1/2 as hard as guys like Nava.
How does Nava break that mold?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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How does Nava break that mold?

He is a guy that would play for free and still try as hard as he does now! I think the egos in many pro athletes have destroyed the game.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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He does make over $500,000 this year.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Best story in baseball? No. Probably not in the top 50 either.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The best story in baseball:
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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The best story in baseball:
Few hit wonder, and I wonder what they do when McCann comes back?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Few hit wonder, and I wonder what they do when McCann comes back?
Really? Looks pretty good to me. Calls a good game, hits for power, solid defense, former janitor. Come on now.
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