Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hoffmann's debut

Not that I intend to provide a blow-by-blow account of Jamie Hoffmann's career, but the New Ulm native made his major league debut Friday night with a pinch-hitting appearance against the Angels.

Hoffmann, facing Justin Speier, flew out to right field in the sixth inning pinch hitting for pitcher Ramon Troncoso.

"New Ulm native". It used to be a standing joke among the sports guys at The Free Press that as far as we were concerned, Terry Steinbach's full name, to be used on first reference in stories, was "New Ulm native Terry Steinbach." Sometimes in conversation we would refer to Steinbach as "the NUN."  

May Hoffmann have a successful enough career that we can transfer the nickname to him. NUN Jamie Hoffmann.

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