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Friday, June 5, 2009

What Pujols Has To Aim For In the Home Run Derby

Posted By on Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Last night El Hombre swatted a 447-foot, two-run home run that provided the go-ahead runs against the Reds. But beyond the blast's landing point in the left-center-field bleachers, outside the stadium and across Stan The Man Musial Drive, there looms a much more impressive target that Pujols has to be aiming for when he steps to the plate at the home run derby next month.

He already took care of this "I" on May 21:


Now he needs to set his sights on the "i" in this sign:


Just how far is that from home plate? Can it possibly be done? Read on, dear reader.

Here's a little perspective:


Ok, so no mortal could possibly hit a baseball that far. But that means it's totally in range for Albert, right? 

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