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:
The Ortiz HR in the Pesky Pole pic.twitter.com/uQImNqupsp
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 21, 2016
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-.