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“You Jerk, How Could You Rob My Home R … Oh … My Bad … Hooray!”

Funny and Happy, Homers

2017 has been the year of the home run oddities:

In no particular order, we’ve seen 1) Ezequiel Carrera miss the fact that he hit a home run altogether, 2) Amanda Ivy crash into the wall at MSU for a robbery, 3) Mark Reynolds hit a home run with a broken bat, 4) Aaron Judge break the Statcast HR exit velocity record, 5) Seth Smith score an inside the parker on a bloop single to game’s best defensive center fielder, 6) an Alabama soft-ball player get called out after missing home plate on her game-tying home run (because of the celebration), and so, so, so much more.

But I have at least one more oddity to add to the list …

… And that’s Jesus Aguilar getting #sad on the base paths, because he believes that the Padres center fielder, Manuel Margot, robbed him of his third career home run:

That’s just too funny.

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Aguilar was genuinely convinced that Margot took away his homer, I mean take a look at the obvious levels of disappointment, and eventually disbelief, in his eyes:


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But in reality, he just made a really exciting-looking leap into the air. So, you know, run home, Jesus, run home!

Through 36 games (though just 63 PAs), Aguilar is batting .300/.333/.600 with three homers, including that one. Not a bad start for a guy who’s never been worth more than -0.1 WAR.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.

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