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Who knew Hot Clicks was so big in Iowa? I can't remember the last time something generated as many e-mails as yesterday's lead item about Nationals pitcher Miguel Batista saying fans who expected to see Stephen Strasburg but got him instead was akin going to if you go to see "Miss Universe, then you end up having Miss Iowa." Well, that opened the floodgates from people who wanted to defend Iowa's honor. I had people e-mailing this link to Miss Iowa 2008, this link and this link to Miss Iowa 2009 and this link and this link to Miss Iowa 2010, Katherine Connors. In fact, Connors even weighed in on this controversial issue, saying "I know I can throw a pitch or two! The question is, can Miguel Batista walk the runway in a swimsuit?" But perhaps the most amusing e-mail on this subject came from Chris, of Des Moines, Iowa, who said, "Carol Morris won the Miss Universe pageant as Miss Iowa USA in 1956. And I dare say she was quite fetching back in her day."