David Ortiz Sticks a Batting Practice Home Run *in* Pesky's Pole

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David Ortiz Sticks a Batting Practice Home Run *in* Pesky’s Pole

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David Ortiz is taking his retirement seriously, desolating American League pitching and making a genuinely strong case to win the AL MVP award in this, his final season. At age 40, Ortiz is hitting .330/.423/.673 and he’s already crushed 24 home runs.

And check out what he did the other day in batting practice:

Indeed, David Ortiz hit a home run so hard that it got stuck in Pesky’s Pole – the right field foul pole at Fenway Park. The pole might only be 302 feet away from home plate, but that’s not near the bottom and it would take a heckuva lot (that’s the scientific term) of velocity to jam it in there between the metal.

When asked about his incredible feat, Ortiz responded exactly how you’d hope he would: “You’re only going to see a bad (expletive) like me doing that. You have to hit the (expletive) out of the ball for that (expletive) to happen.”

David Ortiz is one bad -record scratch-.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami