ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario talked the other day about his lucky lumber, a 33 1/2-inch, 31-ounce Louisville Slugger that started to heat up with a four-hit night in mid-September.
"I've been using that bat that I hit for the cycle with, and it has not disappointed," he said through a translator after his second four-hit game of the National League Championship Series. "Man, this bat has not let me down yet."
Well, he topped that on Saturday night, when he was named MVP of the NLCS. As the crowd chanted his name, Rosario hoisted the award.
"It's truly a great moment, not just in my career, but in my life as well," he said. "But I want more.