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Ethier honored as sports' hottest star

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08:14 AM ET 05.03 | Andre Ethier now wears the crown of "biggest rising star" in all of sports. That's right, the Dodgers' own Andre Ethier is not only the hottest thing on the baseball diamond right now, but also the biggest sports star to watch this month. Anyway, so says a marketing research company that puts out a monthly list it calls "Rising Sports Stars." Ethier, who at 27 games has baseball's longest hitting streak in two years, had the biggest lift in popularity last month, according to Brand Affinity Technologies. They base their results on some nebulous formula that looks at media exposure, performance, awards, popularity, engagement and fan base. Ethier's rating climbed 136 percent last month, according to BAT. Before you get too excited, he just squeaked past New Orleans Hornets forward Trevor Ariza's 135 percent increase.

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May 3, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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Considering the start that he is off to this is not a shocker at all.

Had a great start last year as well. Until the injury sidelined him.

May 3, 2011  09:31 AM ET

He's one of the few bright spots for this franchise.

May 3, 2011  09:36 AM ET

Wow, I can't believe what an unbelievable non-story this is. Players become recognizable for a month all the time. The test will be if he can be recognized by the casual fan after a much longer sample size.

May 3, 2011  09:56 AM ET

WTF.......Trevor Ariza????

May 3, 2011  12:16 PM ET

Who?

May 3, 2011  03:39 PM ET

Good-Luck, you are only like HALF-WAY there. 56 is a long, long streak.

May 3, 2011  04:30 PM ET

How can you forget about the best soccer player in the world - Lionel Messi??

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May 4, 2011  09:47 AM ET
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Yeah, that one really worked well. lol

But it did turn into a spamathon!

May 4, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#29):

But it did turn into a spamathon!

Spam - 18
Posts - 12.

 
May 4, 2011  06:39 PM ET

spam tasted bad.

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