Koyie Hill Appreciation Society: 19 Hits & Counting

July 14, 2009 | Comments (0) | by Arcturus

For each hit Koyie Hill tallies in 2009, I will remove a square of the picture below, until the image underneath is revealed.
Koyie Hill delivered two hits since the last update, so two more squares fall off the board. Hill caught all four games in the weekend series, ceding the plate to Jake Fox late in the second game of the double header on Sunday. He didn't provide a ton of offense, but he's been solid behind the dish for the Cubs since Soto went on the DL. He did lace a sharply hit ball through the legs of Pujols in the first game of the double header, which was ruled an error.

A Koyie Hill Fast Fact Timeline:

June 1st, 2007: In between innings, Koyie Hill tells Carlos Zambrano that catcher Michael Barrett referred to Zambrano as a "beaner". Result: Zambrano wipes the clubhouse with Barrett, Hill comes in to catch.

July 15, 2007: Rob Bowen requests a trade after discovering the brake lines on his SUV had been cut. Jim Hendry trades him to the A's for Jason Kendall. Bowen never arrives in Oakland. Koyie Hill presents Jason Kendall with a big bag of lawn fertilizer to welcome him to the Cubs.

March 15, 2009: During the WBC, Geovany Soto receives an enormous bag of weed at his hotel in Puerto Rico from an "anonymous source". Result: Due to the munchies, Soto comes back from the WBC out of shape, resulting in more playing time for Koyie Hill.

March 30, 2009: Koyie Hill leaves several copies of RamRod magazine in front of Paul Bako's locker. Result: Paul Bako doesn't make the team, Koyie Hill is named backup catcher.

July 7, 2009: Koyie Hill lends Geovany Soto a bat for batting practice. A bat with lead weights secreted inside. Soto pulls his oblique muscle and goes on the DL, resulting in Koyie Hill becoming the starting catcher in the interim.

Send your Koyie Hill Fast Facts to: khillas55@gmail.com