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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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A nickname was born this afternoon.
White Lightning :clap:
so, should his nickname be "Moonshine?"
Craziest stuff I've ever tried. WV White Lightin'

Fun night though.
We had some apple moonshine from Tennessee, was delicious :glug:
We used to make Hairy Buffalos with moonshine and/or grain alcohol.
No objections here.
Trea "moonshine" Turner

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Absolutely love this kid!

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Trea Burner might be simpler.  We definitely need a poll for a nickname

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Trea Burner might be simpler.  We definitely need a poll for a nickname
Moonshine has a lot of potential for hiccups and problems.

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Trea Burner might be simpler.  We definitely need a poll for a nickname

In the tradition of nicknames in Western PA, the name is usually a moniker denoting a trait of the recipient.    For instance my avatar, Bob "gunner" Prince (fast talker)  ....   Harvey "the kitten" Haddix  ...  "Mean" Joe Green   ....  Trea "moonshine" Turner.    I could go with Trea "burner" Turner.    Let's go to the polls.

Members of the WNFF community, I would like to place the nickname "moonshine" into nomination as the official nickname of Trea Turner   ....    :clap:     Thank you.    Trea brings speed to the game.    He also  ...   :blah:  :blah:   :blah:

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #131: July 31, 2016, 11:33:24 AM »
starting a separate nickname poll thread.

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #132: July 31, 2016, 11:34:37 AM »
starting a separate nickname poll thread.

Do I have to give my "speech" again?     :)

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #133: July 31, 2016, 12:27:31 PM »
I like Trea Burner Turner.



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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #136: August 03, 2016, 06:06:47 PM »
Just saw a replay of that HR he hit earlier. Holy crap.  8)

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #137: August 03, 2016, 08:39:30 PM »
Just saw a replay of that HR he hit earlier. Holy crap.  8)

If he tried he could have scored before it landed.

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #138: August 03, 2016, 08:51:57 PM »
Just saw a replay of that HR he hit earlier. Holy crap.  8)
1 for 6. Needs to make contact.

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #139: August 03, 2016, 10:31:57 PM »
1 for 6. Needs to make contact.

He can't hit the low stuff. He should hang out with Murph more

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #140: August 04, 2016, 01:18:06 AM »
1 for 6. Needs to make contact.
It will come, its more of a take a walk when the pitcher is giving you one that he needs. He swings at alot of ptiches out of the zone that he thinks he can flick down the lines

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #141: August 04, 2016, 01:22:47 AM »
It will come, its more of a take a walk when the pitcher is giving you one that he needs. He swings at alot of ptiches out of the zone that he thinks he can flick down the lines

Agreed but man we have a heck of a bat and some wheels here, let him make these adjustments here. He will be a beast

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #142: August 04, 2016, 03:09:55 AM »
2017 all-star CF and/or SS

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #143: August 04, 2016, 06:26:05 AM »
2017 all-star CF and/or SS
The great thing about him is that he has enough pop in his bat that when he slows down he will still be a valuable player.

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #144: August 04, 2016, 08:37:21 AM »
He's not as fast as Byron Buxton.

Based on last year's stats, he broke 21 mph out a higher rate than did Buxton, or anyone else in MLB for that matter including Hamilton.

http://www.federalbaseball.com/2016/1/18/10785060/is-trea-turner-the-fastest-runner-in-mlb


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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #145: August 04, 2016, 09:16:06 AM »
He can't hit the low stuff. He should hang out with Murph more

I doubt that would rub off. LHBs generally prefer low pitches naturally, especially a batter like Murphy who is a natural right hander but bats lefty. The lower pitch means his dominant hand and arm get to do more work, opposed to a higher pitch which requires more top hand effort.

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #146: August 04, 2016, 09:45:00 AM »
I doubt that would rub off. LHBs generally prefer low pitches naturally, especially a batter like Murphy who is a natural right hander but bats lefty. The lower pitch means his dominant hand and arm get to do more work, opposed to a higher pitch which requires more top hand effort.

It's the second part of this statement that created the myth in the first part.  Turner just generally needs to get more comfortable on low stuff, especially down and in.

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #147: August 04, 2016, 09:48:38 AM »
The great thing about him is that he has enough pop in his bat that when he slows down he will still be a valuable player.
I've always known he has power to wear out the gaps eventually but yesterday's home run was so impressive. That's the type of hit that gets pitching staff's attention. Now they know if they make a mistake he can clobber it.

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Re: Trea "Moonshine" Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #148: August 04, 2016, 09:53:08 AM »
Absolutely love this kid!

Too bad it took so long to get him in the regular lineup. He's been beyond awesome. I hope he keeps it up and stays healthy!

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Re: Trea Turner Appreciation Station
« Reply #149: August 04, 2016, 09:58:57 AM »
I doubt that would rub off. LHBs generally prefer low pitches naturally, especially a batter like Murphy who is a natural right hander but bats lefty. The lower pitch means his dominant hand and arm get to do more work, opposed to a higher pitch which requires more top hand effort.

It's the second part of this statement that created the myth in the first part.  Turner just generally needs to get more comfortable on low stuff, especially down and in.

This. He's fine handling stuff in the zone, but the low stuff (especially breaking balls low and inside) seem to be an issue for him. Only reason I joked about Murph is that he's great at dropping his hands to make contact, while keeping his body relatively upright. It's an ugly swing at times, but he makes contact and good things happen. Trea should always do the same with that speed.