Believe It or Not, Non Si Può Stoparlo!
Don’t look now, but Giancarlo Stanton is on one of his bi-annual home run streaks. He’s gone yard in his last four games, and last night he hit an absolutely gargantuan shot.
472 ft. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/LeBQKDYRmZ
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 28, 2021
Rarely do you see a home run where not a single person on the field moves. Because when Stanton hits the ball like that, there are two appropriate reactions:
Exhibit A – Sean Manaea (sour disbelief)
Exhibit B – The Yankees bench (joyous disbelief)
I love how each Yankee is stunned in their own unique way. Gary Sánchez doesn’t know what to do with his hands. Andrew Velazquez is left speechless. And for some reason, all Tyler Wade can do is tilt his cap.
The point being, no matter who you are, when Stanton absolutely connects with a baseball like that, you’re gonna be left in disbelief.
Taste the RainbO’s!
The vibes were good in Baltimore. After a dreadful August, they put together back-to-back wins against the Angels.
And on Friday against the Rays, Austin Hays hit a fourth-inning bomb to bring the Os to within one run. Baltimore looked like they could tie their longest winning streak for the season (yes, three games).
In the dugout, Hays had to “taste the rainbO’s.”
Taste the rainbO's 🌈 pic.twitter.com/mkY1yaQvmr
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 28, 2021
If you’re an Oriole fan who doesn’t know how the game ended, don’t worry about it! Seriously, just enjoy Hays enjoying some delicious Skittles (not a paid advertisement, I swear).
One Milestone Down, One To Go
The Detroit Tigers know great hitters.
Ty Cobb is arguably the greatest pure contact hitter ever. Al Kaline was a consistent force at the plate for nearly two decades. And Miguel Cabrera is one of the best batters of this generation.
Going into the 2021 season, Cabrera needed just 13 HR and 134 hits to raise his career totals to 500 and 3,000, respectively. About a week ago, Cabrera knocked one milestone down with his 500th career blast in Toronto.
Yesterday, the Tigers returned home and honored Cabrera’s achievement in front of an adoring crowd of fans.
Here’s that special moment, with a guest appearance from Cabrera’s family, who changed the 499 into 500.
History was made on Sunday afternoon. Take a look as the @tigers honor Miguel Cabrera for his monumental achievement. #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/WVBKLqm9os
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) August 27, 2021
As if the day couldn’t be any sweeter, Cabrera knocked in a pivotal game-tying run in the fourth inning for career hit No. 2,959.
With that line drive that scores Jeimer Candelario, Miguel Cabrera is now 41 hits away from 3,000 in his future Hall of Fame career! #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/kVUAVcWNpM
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) August 28, 2021
Just 41 hits to go.
The moment you've all been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/jwVGKjeema
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 27, 2021
Is This Baseball’s Best Necklace?
You may have noticed that when José Ramírez hit his 30th home run on the season, his chain was hopping about as he hopped around the bases. And no, Ramírez wasn’t wearing a photo of himself wearing a chain—that happened Thursday.
José Ramírez is wearing a chain with a picture of him holding his chain tonight.
There is nobody cooler on this planet. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/vqb3BQgrp0
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 27, 2021
Instead, he was rocking something arguably even cooler. Check this out.
siri, enhance pic.twitter.com/w9VXwbBWvp
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 28, 2021
Please tell me where I can get that. I’m not kidding. If anyone reading this knows where to get that chain, please hit me up!
Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)