Corey Hart #1 - Right Field
I’ve been a fan of Corey Hart’s since 2010 when he hit a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 9th against Johan Santana of the Mets on May 28, 2010. I remember the game like it was yesterday. My friend and I scored awesome seats and sat behind homeplate with the yuppies. This little girl in front of me kept giving me strange looks. She was literally terrified of my cheering. I think I traumatized her, and if she’s never returned to Miller Park, it’s because of me.
I met Corey Hart this year in January at Brewers on Deck. I got his autograph and he misspelled my name. So now I dub myself Carolyn “with a pretty Y” because of him. I was so overjoyed, I cried. There are pictures of it somewhere on here, in the archive.
I make fun of him, I do. But it’s all in good fun. I yell “tractors and hoes” at him. I get seriously FREAKED OUT when he scores a homerun. Oh man, nothing like a Corey Hart homerun. I hope he doesn’t let me down this 2012. He’s tall and awkward, but I like watching him play. He may not be as good as Ryan Braun, but he did go to the Allstar Game in 2010 (which I voted for him) and at one point had 102 RBI, one of the highest of the Brewers team in 2010. I believe that if he keeps healthy this spring, he can go that far again. He is a 2011 National League Champion!
I like seeing him cheer up and down with the rest of the team. I honestly believe he hangs out with Braun during the offseason. They have cookouts, I know it.
There was also this one game this past year where his kids were on the field with him. His youngest ran to him and the look on Corey’s doofus face was so priceless. It was so cute!
I’ve heard that he slept with some other player’s wife. Come on now. LOOK AT HIM! (no offense, Corey) He’s a good guy. He has no ego (that I know of). He just wants to play some baseball with his buddies.
People mistaken my favortism for Corey Hart for something more. ABSOLUTELY NOT (the only Brewer I’m willing to take a gander at is George Kottaras). My loyalty to Corey Hart is like a kid with a loyalty to their hero. You could say he’s sort of like my baseball hero. Odd, I know. Sometimes I’ll also take on a maternal role and feel like he’s my kin, scoring homeruns, or something.
SIDENOTE: Let me tell you, when he was on the possible chopping block for a trade in July of 2010, I was super nervous. Then I woke up on August 1 (MY BDAY) to find that Doug Melvin resigned the galoot. Needless to say, it made my birthday even 10X better. DO YOU SEE THE LOYALTY?!
I love my boys. ^especially that one.