Sunday, June 1, 2008

Manny Ramirez's 500th HR

Congratulations to Manny Ramirez on his 500th career HR.

The HR came in the top of the 7th inning last night at Baltimore vs Chad Bradford.

The pitch was an 82 MPH fastball right down the heart of the plate. Here is the location according to pitch f/x:
That pitch is belt high and right down the middle. I couldn't make that up.

One last thing. The home run was to right center. We always here that when Manny is locked in, he drives the ball to right center. This is a great example of that. A pitch right down the middle and instead of trying to pull it, he just goes with it to right center. Here is the video from the home run for anyone who hasn't seen it:

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