Minnesota Twins: Sano Doubt About It, Last Name Catch Phrases Are Tired

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Apr 25, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano hits a lot of home runs. Are the catch phrases based on his last name overused? Is it time for new catch phrases?

“Sa-NO Doubter!”

“Let it Sano!”

If you’re a Minnesota Twins fan, you’ve probably heard these phrases used ad nauseam to describe a Miguel Sano home run.

Sano, listed at 6’4″ and 260 pounds, is a large man who crushes baseballs. (With his size, he could probably line up at defensive end for the Vikings.) Can we just assume that a home run off his bat is more than likely hit well enough to not be caught?

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Sano has hit eight home runs so far in 2017. His average true distance (the actual distance the ball would travel from home plate if it flew uninterrupted all the way back to field level) for those home runs is 418 feet.

His longest home run was a 452-foot monster hit off Sonny Gray of the Oakland A’s on May 2. (You know, the one he crushed to dead center that landed in the CATCH eating area above the batter’s eye.)

The slugging third baseman isn’t hitting wall scrapers. His career average true distance is 407.06 feet on his 51 career home runs. For reference, Brian Dozier has a career average true distance of 387.48 feet on his home runs.

I’m all for catch phrases, but these last name ones for Sano just don’t do it for me anymore. I think Twins’ broadcasters and fans can add some other options to the stable of phrases.

For example, they could play off of Sano’s first name, Miguel. There’s a pretty famous singer with the same name. He won a Grammy! He has songs titled “Sure Thing” and “Power Trip”.

Here are some potential home run calls:

“Deep drive, to left, home run! A “Sure Thing” by Miguel Sano!”

“It’s hit high, it’s carrying, and it’s gone! Another “Power Trip” for Miguel Sano!”

“Deep to center, to the wall, that ball is outta here! Another biggy from Miggy!”

Are these catch phrases perfect? No. But, are they different? Yes, yes they are. I’m not claiming to be some sort of “Catch Phrase Expert”, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. (People still use that very current and timely joke, right?)

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With the high likelihood that Sano will continue to hit bombs, comment with some catch phrases you think would be good. (Anything has to be better than, “Another biggy from Miggy”.) With the current ones, it won’t hurt to get some new ones.

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