He doesn’t really need to do much more to reach mythic proportions in the minds of Chicago Cubs fans. Top prospect Eloy Jimenez is already a monstrously wonderful player in our eyes.
But, just for fun, he added another layer to that wonderfulness today, as captured by Baseball America’s JJ Cooper.
Eloy Jimenez destroyed a stadium light WAY up above the outfield wall during the Carolina League Home Run Derby:
Eloy Jimenez just went Roy Hobbs on the stadium lights. pic.twitter.com/wD2521SedW
— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 20, 2017
If you weren’t watching that with the sound on, may I advise that you do so. And then consider how far he hit that ball, and how casual his swing was. My heavens.
I also love that he’d already taken another swing by the time his monster shot reached the light.
When Jimenez’s name pops up in trade rumors – like earlier today – you’ll have to forgive me if moments like this make me clench a little bit.
If that all looks familiar, by the way, or just want to be reminded of the famous baseball movie moment:
So, who you got? Eloy Jimenez destroying a stadium light, or Kyle Schwarber smashing a car windshield in Arizona a couple years ago?