467 – The estimated number of feet Florida Marlins third baseman Miguel Cabrera‘s homerun traveled in his third inning solo shot, reaching the upper deck at Dolphin Stadium. Second baseman Dan Uggla hit his second and third homers of the year to go along with six RBI to lead the Marlins (8-10) to a 12-6 romp over the Washington Nationals (6-13) on Sunday. Jerome Williams became the National League’s first 4-game loser, giving up 9 earned runs, 9 hits and 4 walks in 6 innings of work. Williams is now 0-4 with a 7.77 ERA and 1.73 WHIp. I hope you don’t have him on your fantasy team.
Anyway, what’s up with this weak power? They say Cabrera’s homer was a moon shot. Is that the furthest that major leaguers on ‘roids can hit the ball? If so, I don’t even want to follow sports. I remember way back the other weekend when I was playing Romstar’s Baseball Stars II on NES (arguably the best NES baseball game ever, according to videogamecritic.net), I would hit the ball so far out of the stadium, the distance would be immeasurable (side note: No distances were given out for any homerun in this game.)
Dang, I was only able to find screenshots of Baseball Stars I, so this’ll have to do for now. Uh-oh, do we need to do a “Best Sports Video Games of All-Time?”
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