I know that some people out there are perfectionists. And while that was certainly never me, I do understand the thinking, and also like to see things through to the
But only the strictest of perfectionists would throw their bat down angrily at a monster home run … unless of course they thought it was just a pop-up.
Which is exactly what Wil Myers did yesterday:
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 9, 2017
That was Myers’ second homer of the season and second hit of the day, but you wouldn’t know it from his reaction.
Take a look at the disappointed shoulder turn and bat throw of a guy who just hit one 355 feet and nearly 100 MPH off Johnny Cueto:
Indeed, with that exit velocity (98.6 MPH) and launch angle (28.8 degrees), that ball would have left all but one Major Leauge Park. So, Myers, my man, be happy. You got all of it.
[UPDATE: An update to a BIF post? Weird. Turns out, Myers says his reaction was instead about being relieved that he finally hit one solidly off of Cueto. That’s much less fun. But still good for him!]
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) August 1, 2016