Hart Attack

Corey Hart, fresh off a dramatic walk-off home run in the Screwers stunning sweep of the Pirates prior to the All-Star break, became the first player in All-Star history to win the Ground Ball Derby Tuesday  night in Anaheim.  Hart got off to a slow start, slamming thirteen home runs in the first round (giving him 34 for the season), but came through in the clutch in the second round and went 0 for 10, with seven ground balls, to take home the trophy. 

Hart, who had nearly ninety minutes between his appearances, decided to kill time in between the sets by adding another tattoo to his left arm. “It worked, my arm was pretty tight and I was able to come over the top and drive the ball into the ground.  Plus the new ink looks great,” quipped the four time All-Amish right fielder. 

Hart gets the start tonight in right field, for the National League, opposite teammate Lucy Braun in left.  Braun is still looking for his first All-Star hit, Hart is expected to ground out at least once or twice. 

“This bodes well for Corey,” added non-All-Star manager Ken Macha. “He should easily hit between .175 and .199 the second half of the season.  Hopefully we’ll trade him for some prospects before it gets too bad,  we don’t want to lose another arbitration deal again to him next summer.  His agent is too good”. 

The Screwers boast a three game winning streak, leaving them just nine games under .500 , on pace for a 72-90 season, currently just 8 ½ games back of the nose-diving Cincinnati Reds in the NL Comedy Central. 

Stay tuned for what promises to be yet another uneventful season in Screwer Land.  

Meanwhile, up in Aswaubenon, the Green Bay Slackers first pre season game is scheduled for August 14th

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