Last week it was Tim Tebow stealing headlines by putting on a show during batting practice for a local Memphis high school. Tebow impressed us by hitting 12 of 15 pitches out of the park — not too shabby for a football player. Well if we thought that was impressive, Packers first-round pick, Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga showed us true power on Saturday.
Bulaga was an invited guest at the Brewers game and took batting practice with the team prior to the game. The Wisconsin State Journal says Bulaga took about 50 cuts and blasted 14 out of the park. Not to knock Tebow’s incredible accomplishment, but to note a difference, we know that Bulaga used a wood bat and hit it out of a major league ballpark.
Miller Park goes 344 to left field and 371 to left center, so Bulaga obviously has some pop. Of course, he does have over 300 pounds behind him so some power should be expected. Still, that’s darn impressive. Now if only he can make as good of an impact with the Packers he’ll be set.