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Brewers pick Coastal Carolina shortstop Eric Brown in MLB draft

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On his first night as a professional baseball player, Eric Brown made his first wise business decision.

A family friend of Brown’s owns an axe-throwing venue, Bayou Axe Co., near his home in Louisiana and rented out the building for the night as the infielder prepared to be selected Sunday night in the Major League Baseball draft. Brown, though, was not going to be found in the vicinity of any sharp objects, as he waited to hear his name called.

“I stayed away from the axes tonight,” Brown said. 

Brown, instead, stayed close to his phone. It rang a couple hours into the draft as the Milwaukee Brewers keyed in on him with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the draft, making it another year and another up-the-middle defender from the college ranks taken by the team.

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