Take a look at this swing by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on Saturday afternoon. At first glance he seems off balance or something, but he yanks this pitch out towards the Peace Bridge in the direction of Niagara Falls at Sahlen Field.
It was his 26th home run of the year and it got the Toronto Blue Jays off in running in what ended up a runaway victory. If you’re keeping score at home, baseball’s home run leader has went deep in three straight games again and looks like the frontrunner for the American League MVP award.
Can he finish this off on Sunday with a fourth like he did at Fenway Park? Longer post to follow if he does it.
Finally it was his 50th career home run in his 258th career game. The other guy to land on that round number in 258 career games? Vladimir Guerrero Senior.
Baseball is unique, cool, and poetic.