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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy knows how good Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is right now. Hamilton has hit eight home runs in his past five games, including a Major League Baseball record tying four HR game earlier this week in what will go down as perhaps the greatest single game individual performance in American League history.
While many players may search for spiritual guidance on how to slow down Hamilton, McCarthy went a different route in searching for an answer. This is what he tweeted early this morning:
Siri is the Apple invention that you hear on all the commercials who almost acts as a person who helps users find answers to various questions. Apple describes Siri as the following:
“Siri is the intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. It allows you to use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. But Siri isn’t like traditional voice recognition software that requires you to remember keywords and speak specific commands. Siri understands your natural speech, and it asks you questions if it needs more information to complete a task.”
While Siri may be capable of many things, even she will not be able to help opposing pitchers find a way to cool down Hamilton.
Kelley writes for The Pigskin Report as well as Hardball Chat. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24 and Like The Rob Kelley Sports Network on Facebook. Kelley is a former sports reporter for various newspapers throughout the state of Florida, and had his first book published I'm Not a Quitter after moving back to Massachusetts.
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