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The stick? The stick won’t shut up. But getting C.J. Cron to talk shop, to wax poetic as to where all that thunder comes from? You’d have better luck squeezing blood from a stone.

“I was hitting with C.J. in the offseason and me and my dad (Chris) were talking hitting, like we normally would,” Kevin Cron, the younger brother of the Rockies’ slugging first baseman, recalled to The Post.

“My dad asked C.J. what he thought. And in a matter of words, C.J. said, ‘I don’t really like talking hitting. I just like to hit.’”


“’If we all hit the way we said we were going to or trying to, then we’d all be All-Stars.’”


“’There are a lot of good hitting talkers. Not as many good hitters.’”


“That always stuck with me as blunt but true,” Kevin continued. “C.J. is a hitter, not a talker. And I admire that about him.”

That hitter’s making a case — quietly — to be an All-Star. The Rockies’ lone representative at Dodgers Stadium in July just might be the big fish they landed on a minor-league deal 15 months ago.

— Full story via Sean Keeler, The Denver Post 

Rockies slugger C.J. Cron is doing stuff at first base that Coors Field hasn’t seen since Todd Helton’s heyday. Could All-Star berth be next?

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