Hicks' 'lesson' caught on camera

  • Article by: La VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 9, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Rookie outfielder Aaron Hicks was back in the starting lineup Wednesday after being upbraided by manager Ron Gardenhire, who didn’t divulge the details of his message.

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BallFourMay. 8, 1311:36 PM

1. Big deal. They're all grown men. Managers have been ripping on players for over a century. But players should police themselves so the manager can manage - and give the media quotes before and after games 162 times a year. Why aren't Morneau or Willingham or Mauer telling Hicks to reign it in? 2. Given the plight of Boston's support for Middlebrooks at third, they might - might - be regretting sending Danny Valencia packing. Danny's a mediocre player, but given the situation at third base around the majors, he might just make a big-league appearance this year, just not for Buck Showalter, who insists on being able to field.

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fezik57May. 9, 1310:35 AM

The Gardenhire way has won how many playoff series in the last 10 years?

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larsoeriMay. 9, 1311:55 AM

I dont know what Hicks did, is this the result of Hicks throwing to the wrong man on Monday (on the play that ultimately resulted if Floriman throwing home for an out?)

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fuzzypilgrimMay. 9, 1312:33 PM

Yeah the Gardy Way hasn't really garnished spectacular results.

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northsportsMay. 9, 13 1:52 PM

Hicks has been "styling" way too much in the outfield and his lack of hustle on a ball hit over his head a few games back cost us an extra base which ended up costing us a run which ended up being the winning run. Hicks is paving his way back to AAA once Mastrioni is healthy as they are not going to send Arcia back down. Hicks looks to have some of that "entitlement" mentality which is not well received with proven veteran coaches and needed to be addressed. Hicks has leveled out his swing some and is making more contact but he would be well served to head back to AAA and polish his game and approach a bit more.

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Eric_HembreMay. 9, 13 4:55 PM

larsoeri- Hicks made a basket catch below his waist, and then flipped the ball like nothing was wrong to the infield. This is what got Gardy steaming mad. You just don't do stuff like that. He's not Willie Mayes Hayes out there...and Hicks of all people shouldn't be doing crap like that when he's batting under the Mendoza line, and hot dogging plays in the outfield. If he wants to be this team's everyday centerfielder, he needs to play like a professional. Good job by Gardy IMO. No harm done. The kid needs to learn from his mistakes.

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rjr2205May. 9, 13 5:14 PM

I absolutely agree with Gardy "giving it" to Hicks for his hotdogging it! I would like to see Gardy giving it to any player who deserves a chewing and not focus on a scapegoat(s) as he has in the past few years. For example he seemed too willing to give it to Cassilla and Valencia but not to others when they too deserved such treatment. Still since I saw Harmon, Tony and Rod I continue to say GO TWINS!!!!

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g5thistimeMay. 10, 13 4:48 PM

"Gardy" has some misplaced priorities. Like when your # 8 hitter (Hicks) has as many RBI as your $26 million a year catcher hitting 3rd in the lineup. Maybe "Gardy" needs to get on Mauer & Morneau for not earning their paycheck then a rookie making a play, just not the "Gardy" way.

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