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Heyward wreaking havoc on Turner Field fans!

May 2, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

heyward grinning.jpgBraves rookie Jason Heyward continued his attack on the National League Sunday, pegging a four-year-old boy with a batting practice home run just hours before first pitch.  He’s a dangerous, dangerous man.  A slugger on the loose.  Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story.

All is well — the boy only suffered a bump on his head, a bump he’ll probably never forget.  But Jason Heyward must be stopped.  From car windows to the hearts of fans of ever other National League team, Heyward won’t cease until he has crushed them all.  And now he has turned on the Atlanta faithful.

OK, enough of that.  I don’t want to yap my way into the rath of Cool Papa Craig.  Heyward, 20, has a stellar .383 on-base percentage, .564 slugging percentage, seven home runs and 20 RBI through just 24 games this season.  Oh, and that boy?  He also got an autographed ball from the rookie sensation.

  1. beetle - May 3, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Quit fawning. He hasn’t been thru the league once yet. Let’s see if he can hit all kinds of pitches.

  2. Jake - May 3, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Heyward may or may not live up to the hype, but the best thing he’s got going for him is he’s a great kid. Truly humble and raised by parents who taught him to treat others the way he wants to be treated.
    Against Houston Saturday, he slid into home just ahead of the throw and could have wiped out the catcher who was partially blocking the plate. At 6-5, 245, the carnage he left would have been considerable.
    Instead, Heyward reached up as he got up and steadied the catcher, keeping him from falling.
    A small thing, maybe, but something that speaks volumes about the kind of person he is.

  3. david - May 3, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Too bad the rest of his team can’t preform at this level

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