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Better With Age (Brandon Sing)

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Our Taco John's Athlete of the Week has been a big reason why the Pheasants are off to such a great start.  Mark Ovenden has more on thier super slugger, Brandon Sing.

Brandon Sing is like a fine wine.  He's getting better with age, which comes as no surprise to his manager.

"He's had two good years the past couple of years," said Pheasants Manager Steve Shirley.  "Brandon's a proven hitter.  We expected him to be able to come in and hit and he did too so I'm not surprised by what he's been able to do, but he's been phenomenal for us."

Sing was at one time one of the Cubs top prospects, once hitting 32 homers at Daytona. But an eye problem, which has since been fixed, set him back.  So at age 29, how much longer do you try to live the dream?

"I love doing what I'm doing," said Sing.  Everyone would love to be in my spot and I'm going to keep doing it. I don't know how much longer I'll keep playing but it's something that I can keep coming out here and hitting home runs and keep putting the bat on the ball, keep playing first base and keep running around...I'm going to keep doing it."

His teammates sure appreciate him. They realize he brings much more to this team than just a big bat that has already produced 13 home runs.

"He brings a lot to the young kids," says major league veteran Reggie Abercrombie.  "He talks to the infielders about their approach to the game. He just brings a lot and a lot of people look up to him."

Especially when he hits another bomb for the Pheasants.  So just how good does that feel?

"There's no other words to describe it," says Sing.  "It's such a great feeling to get the crowd into it, your teammates jumping up for joy and you get to run the bases and not have to hustle and it's fun to watch the ball go out of the ballpark."

Now he has everyone singing his praises. And whether he makes it to the majors or not, he's just being a big kid and having a blast.
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