All of the Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs – Part FourPosted: August 29, 2012
It’s part four of my Emmy winning series on All of the Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs! What’s that you say? Blog posts are not eligible for Emmy awards? Never mind then. On to the gifs!
Home run #16 – June 22 – off Ricky Romero – 366 feet
First off, either my computer screwed up during the production of this gif, or the ball teleported twice during this play. Can’t be sure either way. Second, this ball went off the very top of the outfield wall. A few inches less, and it would have been a double. A few inches more and it would have – well it still would have been a home run, but it wouldn’t have hit the top of the wall. Perspective!
Home run #17 – June 26 – off Kyle Lohse – 456 feet
At the time that Stanton hit this home run off Kyle Lohse, the Marlins were down 5-0 in the first inning. After he hit it, the Marlins were down 5-1, still in the first inning. As you can see from the gif, Stanton held on to his bat the entire way around the bases. Rounding third, he used it to try to trip Cardinals third baseman David Freese. I would have shown it, but a 25 second gif is too long.
Home run #18 – June 30 – off Cole Hamels – 450 feet
After Stanton clobbered this baseball, it bounced off the neon green outfield wall above “The Clevelander” sign, and bounced right back to the Phillies left fielder – let’s say it was John Mayberry. Mayberry tucked the ball into his back pocket and took it back to his hotel room after the game. “I’ll call you Charlie,” Mayberry was overheard saying through the hotel wall later that evening.
Home run #19 – July 1 – off Joe Blanton – 365 feet
This was the second opposite field homer that Stanton hit this year, this time off Joe Blanton. Hey, do you realize that Stanton and Blanton rhyme? Also, there are two Pepsi advertisements behind home plate in the clip, and also one on the outfield wall right below where Stanton hit it out. Do you think Giancarlo Stanton enjoys Pepsi? I do not.
We did not know it at the time, but this was the last home run that Stanton would hit for over a month. Dark days indeed.
Home run #20 – August 8 – off Chris Young (the pitcher) – 396 feet
Stanton hit this home run right into the “Party City Deck.” Interesting fact: this ball would not have been a home run at Citi Field in 2011. Or 2010. Or 2009. Also, why is it not called the “Party Citi Deck?” Seems like a missed opportunity. Also, what is a “Party City?”
Well folks, that’s it for part four of All of the Giancarlo Stanton Home Runs. Will there be a part five? Yes! Await it eagerly!