Without question, when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits the longest home run of his big league career, we have to write about it. Although this year we haven’t been as compelled to write about baseball as in the past due to the labor strife – this is worthy.
On Sunday, the Blue Jays lost their first game of the season after compiling a big lead. Still, Guerrero Jr. hit one that woke up the dinosaurs. The blast measured at 467 feet and threatened the hotel in center at the Rogers Centre. It came off poor Spencer Howard, who seems unremarkable really.
In the end, the Blue Jays would lose this game 12-6 to fall to 2-1 on the season. Indeed they won’t go 162-0, but they’re going to definitely hit a lot of home runs and be an entertaining group to watch all season. In fact, I picked this team to represent the American league in the World Series.
Check out MLB Starting Lineups for all your lineup needs before each game, especially if you’re a fantasy player! Of course, Guerrero Jr. was hitting third in the order, which you can plan on seeing for the next decade or so in Toronto.