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Casey McGehee hits only his second home run of 2014

Jul 20, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

Watch as Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee goes deep to left-center field for a first-inning two-run homer off Giants starter Tim Lincecum on Sunday afternoon in Miami …

McGehee is batting .322 with 56 RBI in 96 games, but that was only his second home run of the season.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    See what happens? You go away for a couple of weeks and the miraculous occurs in your wake.

  2. camgold8810 - Jul 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Why did you post this?

    • Old Gator - Jul 20, 2014 at 5:49 PM

      Um – because McGehee is the only regular cleanup hitter in MLB with exackly two home runs, I think. But next time I’m sure he’ll post something about a second division team’s least used utility infielder going on the DL retroactive to last Sunday with a minor case of pyorrhea, now that he knows how hard you are to keep interested.

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      because it’s a baseball story.

      I’ll take Questions with obvious answers for $800, Alex

      • Old Gator - Jul 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM

        Alright Doctor, and now, you have ten seconds to tell us what you’ve got, and for the last time, Beeeeeeeeeet the Reaper!

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 20, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      why not?

  3. banksatdixie - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Tired act

  4. pisano - Jul 20, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    The Yankees had him last year or the year before, ( He was so unimpressive I don’t remember which year ) and he couldn’t hit his ass with both hands, so they cut him, so looking at his ba is shocking, I didn’t think it was the same guy.

    • genericcommenter - Jul 21, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      He’s improved so much that he could legitimately lay claim to Steinbrenner’s old term of endearment: “The most unproductive .300 hitter in baseball.”

  5. Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Jul 20, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Senichi Hoshino the Kami-sama kantoku of Japan is someone we should thank for 佛如 his wonderful progress this year, Mcgehee-san rediscover his stroke when he spent time here with the Sendai Rakuten.

    Mcgehee-san is a/now contact hitter that can hit for linedrives through the gap, he traded power for contact and he now learns how to hit consistently…

    He’s always a problem for Softbank pitching at every at bat, and has always find a way beat out every infield shift bunts or no bunts (I have no fu***** idea why Major league guys hate this), that Ba AVG you are seeing now folks is no JOKE, that Samurai style way of hitting of his will stay for long years to come.

    干吧忐忑 哭大赛。。。 每次个赫尔—三

    • Old Gator - Jul 20, 2014 at 8:02 PM

      Imagine Shimura Takashi-san as Manager Shimada of Sendai in the original production of The Nine Samurai….

    • renaado - Jul 20, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      Offensive numbers certainly ain’t the only wonderful thing Casey McGehee has done in Japan… This guy, as far as I know certainly has quite a story to tell durin his time in Sendai.

  6. Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Jul 21, 2014 at 6:21 AM

    McGehee-san has made a quite a story here.

    He once made a saying “グッドラック, あなたのサポートへの感謝” (Goodluck to a healthy recovery, thank you for always supporting us…) to an 11 year old girl who lost her eye at the 2011 Tohoku disaster, he also let her participate alongside him during practices twice a week when they play at their home stadium…

    The girl and the other kids who visited the stadium during that time lost their homes and families back in 2011… A Rakuten official said, this kids are now currently living at the Sendai Red Cross shelter just near the damaged area.

    Everytime my Hawks visited Sendai to play against the Eagles I too always go and never missed a game, and I saw McGehee-san always helping the community at any way he can an hour before the game or before a series… Among foreigners playing in Japan… So far, he has done more compared to others in just a small period of time, and residents somethimes called him Hiro-san, cause of the wonderful things he have done in Sendai.

    Game 1 of the Japan series, before the Kyojin and Eagles face off( I still attended even though my Hawks got wiped out), I called out his name in English for an autograph and he definitely noticed this and he heads directly to me, have a little chat about his time here and he certainly enjoyed every moment of it.. One thing I said though after he head back to practice is “No matter what team nor league he’s going to play… The people of Sendai will always be there to support him, not because he played for the team… But it’s because of the things he have done to the community.”

    When he left I felt happy for him… and also disappointed that it was just a short, yet wonderful adventurous season. The girl came back last June of this year and asked one of the officials if McGehee-san left and they said “yes, he returned back to the United States” (I was standing at the side of the 1st base protective netting during that time and heard about the conversation) The girl tears fell out but I can definitely see her happy, cause she knows McGehee-san… the player she idolized will always be with her side even if far out of reach… Cause when McGehee-san left Japan, he visited the girl’s shelter one last time and said “No matter where I am… the performance I’m having now in the near future will always come from the people of Sendai, you made me what I am today… Not just a ballplayer… but a better human being, thank you”.

    McGehee-san has a heart of a warrior and also a heart of a Saint, no other words can describe how great of a human being he is.

    -Thanks to Rakutenofficial video bios for this story…

  7. thehawg - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comeback player of the year

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