Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 4/16/12
¡Vive la máquina jonrón! The Marlins "finally" hit a home run at Marlins Park yesterday, setting off the most glorious addition to baseball since the Astros rainbow uniforms. It was everything we've been waiting for. But the day belonged to more than just South Beach. Balls were clobbered all over the league yesterday, with upper deck shots from Raul Ibanez and Josh Hamilton, a near-upper deck shot from Adam Jones (in the Rogers Centre, however), and the single longest home run of the year off the bat of Travis Hafner in Kansas City, in which the ball cleared all of Kauffman Stadium's rightfield seats and landed in the sports bar in the land beyond [trust me, watch the video]. At 481 feet (according to Hit Tracker Online), that ball could end up the longest home run hit all year. It was a fun day. Let's get to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Hanley Ramirez, Miami Marlins - 26.2* seconds [video] As if I were going to choose anything else, Hafner moonshots or not. It was ac...
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