ALTOONA, Pa. - Endy Rodriguez is Blake Sabol's "jugador favorito."
Sabol calls his fellow Altoona catcher his favorite player in Spanish, whenever he sees Rodriguez.
Rodriguez responds in English: "Sabol, my favorite player!"
On Sunday, August 14, Sabol was batting behind Rodriguez in the order against Bimghampton. In the fourth inning, the power hitting Sabol crushed his 13th homer of the year.
Rodriguez was 0-for-2, with two hard fly outs to center field heading into his at-bat in the fifth.
"I said ‘Jugador favorito, what happened to your power, man, come on?’" Sabol recalled saying to Rodriguez before his next at-bat.
"I got you!" Rodriguez responded.
And as Rodriguez was crossing home plate after hitting his second home run in response, he greeted Sabol enthusiast...
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