The date was Cinco De Mayo 2004. It was a warm spring day much like we had here in Ohio yesterday. Me and a few fraternity brothers had rolled home from the bar early in the night because we had 2 games the next day. We flipped on Baseball Tonight on ESPN to see that Adam Dunn had crushed a majestic and beautiful opposite field bomb en route to leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 10 inning victory. The blast was Dunn’s 10th of the season that year. Also homering in the game and taking part in the celebration of their heritage were Javier Valentin and Juan Castro.
And go deep he did. To the tune of 463 feet, missing leaving the stadium completely by 1 row. He hits balls into arcade places of baseball stadiums. He crushes fucking balls where they aren’t meant to be reach. And he did it off of a player whom we’ve always love to hit in video games, Ryan Dempster!