A Dodgers prospect hit one of the craziest home runs you’ll ever see
Well, you certainly don’t see this every day. Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo hit a home run, which is normal. What wasn’t normal is that the ball left the park because it hit the opposing outfielder in the head and bounced over the right field wall.
How right fielder Zach Borenstein managed to be right under the ball and not look up and catch it is a mystery, but the fact that he didn’t brought us the insanity and joy of this GIF, which hasn’t gotten less cool to watch yet.
Verdugo’s name has been thrown around the last few days in relation to the Dodgers potentially trading for Yu Darvish. After this “trick play” they might want to keep him around for novelty’s sake (and also because he’s actually a skilled ballplayer).
If you’ll excuse us now, we’re going to go back to watching this GIF dozens of times in a row.
That’s three Hall of Famers, one should-be Hall of Famer (Simmons), a guy I keep going back and forth on (Munson), and Sundberg, who won six straight Gold Gloves and was generally excellent for about a decade. Bob Boone, one of history’s greatest spoonerisms, was coming into his own at the plate. The perennially underrated Darrell Porter was in his prime. There were other name-brand catchers, too, like Steve Yeager, Butch Wynegar, and John Stearns.
I scoured the list to make sure I wasn’t Cheap Quality Baseball Jerseys suffering from recency bias, and while there were strong first base things happening in Cheap Raider Jerseys the ‘30s (Foxx, Mize, Greenberg, Gehrig), and the ‘80s (Hernandez, Mattingly, Clark, Murry, Hrbek), the depth of the late ‘90s won me over.