Rick Short

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  1. jwhite96

    jwhite96 Guru

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    Rick Short a white infielder for the Triple A affiliate of the
    very weak hitting Washington Nationals is one of the most egregious
    examples of the Caste system ever. The story of his hitting
    prowess has been published in newspapers during the past week. He is 32
    , and was in serious contention to be first minor leaguers to hit .400
    in 42 years. His average was over .400 in early August and was at
    .388 as of August 19. He won the batting crown in 2 of the
    leagues he had played in the past 4 years and is close to winning
    another batting title . The Nationals manager Tim Foli the
    National's manager describes Short as one of the 5 best hitters he has
    seen in his 25+ years in . If he were Dominican or Venezuelan he
    would've had probably 10+ years in the Majors by now.. But he has only 3 Major League career at bats. He
    continues to toil in the minors . I ask retorically what
    else could account for this situation except blatant racism
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  2. jaxvid

    jaxvid Hall of Famer

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    Good point. I saw the article in my paper a few days ago and thought the same thing. What the hell does a guy have to do to make the big leagues!
     
  3. Van_Slyke_CF

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    Rick Short is still over here in Japan and has rather quietly continued to put up one .300+BA after the other. Somehow, even in his mid-30s, he`s been versatile enough to play three different IF positions, and I think a little OF, but he couldn`t make it as a utility player in the majors. With his bat???

    He should`ve changed his name to "Ricardo Suarez" years ago and then we would`ve seen him in several hundred big-league games, instead of a handful. Interestingly, Rick`s career numbers in MLB read: .400BA 6hits/15ABs.

    http://bis.npb.or.jp/players/41845117.html
     

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