HAWK HARRELSON’S FIRST ERROR OF THE YEAR
Listen to what Hawk Harrelson had to say about Joe Mauer.
I love Hawk but this is a fairly ridiculous notion. I used to hear the same thing about Ichiro, and I’m pretty sure Hawk was the one espousing that theory too. If indeed Joe Mauer could hit lots of home runs, he would. His manager would tell him to do it.
Joe Mauer plays in a domed stadium but has hit 44 home runs in 5 major league seasons. He hit all of 9 homers in 5 minor league seasons. Joe Mauer cannot hit a lot of home runs if he wanted to. Could he sacrifice a bit of average to hit a few more? Sure. Could he hit a lot? No.