A-Rod Hits Ball Hard

When I saw the laser beam he hit against the Angels last night for his 40th of the year, I immediately called up a few baseball-watching friends; this was one of those hits I didn’t want them to miss. I can honestly say that it was one of the hardest hit home runs I’ve ever seen. It was just like a line drive that should have gone over the shortstops head and into the left-center gap for a double. Only with A-Rod, the ball kept rising, and just went screaming over the fence into the bullpen — an absolute bullet. In fact, it was such a rod it confused the stadium radar gun.

The ball shot like a cannon off Rodriguez’s bat, producing a stadium radar-gun reading of “05” because the monitor is only capable of double-digit figures. The actual velocity of the ball off Rodriguez’s bat, confirmed by the speed-gun operator: 105 mph.

And it wasn’t even off of Bartolo Colon either! Maybe what Jose Canseco is insinuating has some truth to it. Think about it — a line drive that should be a double in the gap going over the fence? It was one of the damned hardest balls I’ve ever seen hit. You don’t get those types of hits working out at your local spa if you know what I mean.

(Photo courtesy Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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  • http://pointguardu.com NICK

    Come play off time Joe Torre will drop to 8th in the line up

  • http://my-hero-zero.blogspot.com/ My Hero Zero

    As a Mariners fan…and a heterosexual man…I can’t even begin to tell you how much it pains me to think that one day in the not-too-distant future I may be forced to pull for ARod to break Bonds’ record.

    (I just threw up a little saying, “Bonds’ record.”)

  • SpinMax

    In the early 90s I was sitting by 1st base in old Tiger’s Stadium. The right field wall was basically 3 feet of padding and a chainlink fence on top of it. Mickey Tettleton was up and crushed a line drive that the 1st baseman had a chance to grab but was too late. It went on a str8 line and rattled the fence a few inches too low to be a homerun. I was also at a game where Cecil Fielder put one on the roof above our heads, but the Tettleton hit was by far the hardest I’ve ever seen.

  • http://www.larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Great Mickey Tettleton reset, guy had one of the best stances ever.

  • http://svpstyle.com ScottVanPeltStyle.com

    Now that’s the kind of strength you can’t get just making it rain.