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Royals Hosmer Hits Homer

More players benefit from "Fan Cave Bump"

Tuesday, Kansas City Royals rookie Eric Hosmer visited the MLB Fan Cave along with teammates Bruce Chen and Tim Collins. It was an eventful visit for the Royals players, as all three left their own unique mark on the Fan Cave. Chen and Collins appeared in video comedy sketches that will soon be posted on the site and Hosmer shattered the previous fishing record in the Cave fishbowl.

In addition to partaking in a morning of fun with Caveman Mike O'Hara and Wingman Ryan Wagner, Hosmer also left the Cave Tuesday with a boost from the famous MLB Fan Cave Bump. Indeed, after Wednesday night, it is clear that the Cave Bump is alive and well, striking in grand fashion for the Royals' new first baseman.

Hosmer, considered one of the top prospects in baseball, was called up to the majors just last week after tearing up the Pacific Coast League for Triple-A Omaha. He was the leading hitter in the minors at the time of the promotion, boasting a .439 batting average, .525 on-base percentage and .582 slugging percentage. Following a productive first week in the majors, Hosmer turned in the best game of his young career in a win over the New York Yankees last night. Batting third in the lineup in just his fifth big league game, the 21-year-old slugger connected for his first major league home run first major league home run in the fourth inning off of Yankees starter A.J. Burnett. The long drive will surely be the first of many homers coming on the horizon for Hosmer, who has drawn comparisons to 2010 National League M.V.P. Joey Votto.

But Hosmer's productive night did not end there. In addition to the homer, he also delivered what proved to be the game-winning sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning. Overall, it was quite a performance—and the MLB Fan Cave will happily take some credit for it.

Hosmer becomes the latest player to receive the Fan Cave bump, joining the likes of Adam Jones,Ian Kennedyand Huston Street, among many more. Even Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn has discovered his stroke in the aftermath of his visit to the MLB Fan Cave.

So, take notice, MLB stars. The Bump is real.

Tuesday, Kansas City Royals rookie Eric Hosmer visited the MLB Fan Cave along with teammates Bruce Chen and Tim Collins. It was an eventful visit for the Royals players, as all three left their own unique mark on the Fan Cave. Chen and Collins appeared in video comedy sketches that will soon be posted on the site and Hosmer shattered the previous fishing record in the Cave fishbowl.

In addition to partaking in a morning of fun with Caveman Mike O'Hara and Wingman Ryan Wagner, Hosmer also left the Cave Tuesday with a boost from the famous MLB Fan Cave Bump. Indeed, after Wednesday night, it is clear that the Cave Bump is alive and well, striking in grand fashion for the Royals' new first baseman.

Hosmer, considered one of the top prospects in baseball, was called up to the majors just last week after tearing up the Pacific Coast League for Triple-A Omaha. He was the leading hitter in the minors at the time of the promotion, boasting a .439 batting average, .525 on-base percentage and .582 slugging percentage. Following a productive first week in the majors, Hosmer turned in the best game of his young career in a win over the New York Yankees last night. Batting third in the lineup in just his fifth big league game, the 21-year-old slugger connected for his first major league home run first major league home run in the fourth inning off of Yankees starter A.J. Burnett. The long drive will surely be the first of many homers coming on the horizon for Hosmer, who has drawn comparisons to 2010 National League M.V.P. Joey Votto.

But Hosmer's productive night did not end there. In addition to the homer, he also delivered what proved to be the game-winning sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning. Overall, it was quite a performance—and the MLB Fan Cave will happily take some credit for it.

Hosmer becomes the latest player to receive the Fan Cave bump, joining the likes of Adam Jones,Ian Kennedyand Huston Street, among many more. Even Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn has discovered his stroke in the aftermath of his visit to the MLB Fan Cave.

So, take notice, MLB stars. The Bump is real.