One of the main reasons the Boston Red Sox signed Mike Napoli was his ability to hit at Fenway Park and use the Green Monster to his advantage. With the way the first baseman is hitting right now, he doesn’t need a thirty-seven foot wall to help him succeed.
After his two-home run performance on Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, Napoli is leading the majors in RBI and extra-base hits. And those two homers were a sight to behold. They were estimated at 472 and 467 feet, but they had to have gone farther than that.
To give you some perspective, this monster home run that Giancarlo Stanton cleared the scoreboard with earlier this week traveled an estimated 440 feet. The fact that Blue Jays reliever Esmil Rogers threw Napoli that much of a meatball on a 3-0 count for his second home run with the Red Sox leading by five amazed me. Did something make him think the green light would not apply?Google+