Corpus Christi Manager Keith Bodie is predictably excited about the 2012 Hooks:
"I've managed in Double-A. I've managed in this league four years in Wichita. I haven't had a team with the talent like this team's got. And if you look at our record in Wichita, we won every season. We finished first every second half. We were in the playoffs every year and this team is better than any team I ever had with the Royals."