Carlos Gonzalez is a star straight out of central casting. He has a bright smile and an endearing accent, and every time he swings, folks end up with cheap tacos. When the Rockies' left fielder stepped into the batter's box in the first inning Thursday, it conjured up images of Hollywood. Remember that scene from "Good Will Hunting" when the young janitor played by Matt Damon solved an impossible math equation left on a the chalkboard? That's where CarGo is in his career — starting to figure things out. When you combine his athletic ability with a mushrooming baseball IQ, history is left to shiver. When Gonzalez smashed his fourth home run in four at-bats, he tied a major-league record. He joins a list of 38 players who have accomplished the feat, a who's who of baseball that includes Bo Jackson, Mike Schmidt and Albert Pujols, who was the last to do it on April 16-17, 2006.
Carlos Gonzalez becoming a top star with unlimited potential
Denver Post | Jun 1