Sure, there were more important or dramatic home runs hit yesterday (Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, and Melvin More all spring to mind), but I have to take a moment and give the Home Run of the Day to Prince Fielder. Yesterday was most likely his final game in front of Brewers fans as a member of the team, so it was only fitting that he ended the day with a walk and a home run. The home run was on the back end of a back-to-back with Ryan Braun.
Prince’s eighth inning at-bat, with the Brewers up 7-1, was essentially a prolonged ovation. The crowd (of which I was definitely a part) stood and cheered as he walked to the plate, booed the Marlins as they walked him on four (maybe five) pitches, and then cheered even louder and longer when, upon reaching first, Ken Macha lifted him for a pinch-runner. The ovation garnered a curtain call from Prince after he reached the dugout. It was a special day, and Prince’s home run just made it that much better.
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“Might as well just give him the MVP right now. He’s earned it!” – Detroit announcers after Miggy’s home run yesterday…
Always nice to see Chris Heisey go yard, as his trots can, at times, be just as exciting as Adam Rosales. This wasn’t the case yesterday, but the 18.7 second trot was still enough to win Quickest Trot of the day.