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  1. I’d just like to point out the absurdity of the name “Rookie Davis”. Where did this come from? Is he intentionally trying to make himself near-unGoogleable?

    Comment by Carligula — August 17, 2010 @ 12:47 am

  2. I honestly thought the name was a joke.

    Comment by Mat Gonzales — August 17, 2010 @ 2:59 am

  3. Change it to mookie or gookie and he’ll be fine. =]

    Burdi goes to Downers Grove North or South? I’d be inclined to believe North, but I’m not sure- my dad taught at north for a long time, and had met a couple kids who have come and gone through the draft (most recently the Cubs picked someone in ’08, don’t know about this yrs draft though). He’s spoken of Burdi a handful of times in the past. I wish I knew about this being right by Wrigley… can anyone attend these sort of things (so as a fan could I pay and go to watch?), or is it limited for scouts and VIP-only? Thanks. Nice write-up.

    Comment by AB — August 17, 2010 @ 11:56 am

  4. Downers South, actually. I went to Hinsdale Central, so was hoping to see Burdi pitch against my alma mater next year. Alas.

    The event was open to the public. Tickets were dirt cheap, and I think they were letting people in early enough to see BP. You’ll have to do it next year. Check the Baseball Factory website for info on next year.

    Comment by Bryan Smith — August 17, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

  5. Ha, I know, and as they said repeatedly on the MLB Network broadcast, he lives on Baseball Lane.

    Comment by Bryan Smith — August 17, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

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