Down on the Cardinals farm: Hookers


Undoubtedly, one of the most unusual personalized jerseys we’ve seen at Busch Stadium is pictured below.

Truthfully, we gave her the benefit of the doubt.  After all, “Hooker” could be a real last name.  Well, then we spotted her with this friend.  And then this friend.

Classy stuff.  We won’t be fooled again.  But it just got a little harder.

On Monday afternoon, the following story came across our news feed.

That’s right.

The Cardinals actually have a player named, “Hooker”.  He’s a RHP that pitches for the Cardinals Double-A affiliate in Springfield.  And he was named the Texas League Player of the Week last week.

Deryk Hooker is listed as one of the Cardinals Top 5 pitching prospects by  Zack Cox was the Cardinals first-round draft pick in 2010.

Those two creative some lethal sports headline potential.  Local budding journalists will need to tread carefully in about five years.

(HT: @bkertz)



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