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“Let’s promise people free beer if someone hits a homer onto the Budweiser Balcony. No human being is capable of that kind of distance anyway.” Apparently, Giancarlo Stanton is.
When the Phillies broadcasting crew was told they’d be calling yesterday’s game against the Braves from centerfield, Tom McCarthy never thought he’d be making a highlight reel play during the game. In fact, he said after the game that he only brought his mitt as a joke to play up the fact that the trio was calling the game from the stands. It sure came in handy when Freddie Freeman’s homer came right at him.
The most stunning feat in sports history: giving up a walk-off homerun on an intentional walk attempt.
The Red Sox, of all teams, gave Yankee fans and teammates a reason to rally behind A-Rod last night. Could this be the start of something big?
The Daily Yam: Garrett Jones Became The First (Pittsburgh) Pirate To Homer Right Into The Allegheny River
Welcome to The Daily Yam, bringing you Yesterday’s Awesome Moment, anything else you might have missed, and what to look forward to today. It’s your one-stop shop when you skipped last night’s action, or have forgotten what day it is. Yesterday, Garrett Jones became only the second player in PNC Park history to drive a ball right into the Allegheny River on the fly.
Well, it took him 42 major league at-bats, but pitching phenomenon Stephen Strasburg finally went yard. The Nationals wondered whether their investment in this kid would ever pay off, and, at last, it has. Video after the jump.
A reasonable amount of homerism is fully acceptable. But the way hockey announcer Mike Hickey griped during a Springfield Junior Blues game crossed the line.