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Thought this was kind of cool.
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was reminded of the film "The Natural" when Hamilton hit the pitch that was thrown down the middle of the plate.
"That was properly struck," he said. "That would have done Robert Redford proud."
Maddon is a class act and a great, albeit unconventional, manager.
When it hit the bat, I thought it was the one that would end up on the roof. He's going to do it sometime. I thought it was last night though. My God he crushed that one.
448' my arse! That thing looked farther than that!
That bomb sums up why I love being a fan. I am a grown ass man, father of 3, was sitting on the couch holding my 13 day old son when he hit it...and I was simply giddy that I was able to see it. My wife was calling for me to bring the baby in for his bath but I had to rewind and watch it again. It's those moments when these guys do things that us mortals can only dream of that makes watching sports so much fun. And it's why we watch every night and don't dare turn the channel or go to the fridge when Hamilton comes to the plate...you don't want to miss what he might do next.
@ Adam - Ditto. Thank God for the ability to pause live TV and for being able to rewind and watch it again, and again, and again! I am so glad I met a woman who likes baeball, well the Rangers. Any other woman would think I am nuts, dancing around like a giddy school girl when Josh hammered that ball as if it was the devil himself.
I wasn't a very good baseball player, and never hit one half that well. But once in a while I did hit a softball with the sweet part of the bat and the feeling of perfect leverage is like nothing else. I always tried to explain it to my wife as it being like swinging through a dotted outline of the ball, since the feeling was so sweet.
It was certainly a long, loud, sweet shot, but the bigger story is that it came on a night when we really needed a run. If he hadn't hit that homer, it might have ended 1-0 or even gone to extras scoreless. Of course it ended 2-0, but if I were a pitcher, a 2-0 lead would seem like a much different situation than a 1-0 edge. When you are only up 1-0, every pitch you throw without runners on base could tie the game.
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