While opposing pitchers may disagree, Reed Secrist does not go around trying to be a holy terror.
With a slight twist of wording and pronunciation, he definitely has been on a holy tear for the Nashville Sounds, who continue a Pacific Coast League road trip at Omaha tonight.
So much so that a verbal straw poll of sports writers and a former Sounds' broadcaster in the press box Monday night has the versatile Secrist a front runner to be most valuable player on a club that will struggle to reach .500 in the final three weeks of the season.
One of his admirers, broadcaster Steve Selby, personally called him a "hitting machine" before Monday's game. That night, Secrist went out and stroked three hits off Iowa Cubs' pitching.
It has been an up-and-down