Found May 30, 2012 on The Flagrant Fan:
PLAYERS: Lars Anderson
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Lars Anderson is one of those legendary minor league sluggers that will probably never get a job as a full-time major league player. But even so, occasionally such legendary power does something that just makes your jaw drop. Take for example, this prodigious blast that hit his own picture on the scoreboard and broke it. If the embedded video doesn't work, click here: <p><p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p></p> That will cost a pretty penny to fix.

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Join MLB Writer Didier Morais for Twitter Q&A on Thursday at 3 p.m.

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