Mentioned this in the comments, but a long bomb like this is worth a video.
Rays outfielder Steven Souza, who is known mostly for his glove, hit monster homer off of Jays starter Daniel Norris. After the game Norris said Souza “hit it about 700 feet.” That was a tad exaggerated — it went 463 feet — but it was the longest bomb of the year in the majors. Watch:
Back in May, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said he’d retire if the Yankees won the World Series. That still may be the plan, but he recently told MLB.com that he’s going to try to pitch in 2019, health willing:
“I’m start to start. I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I’m done. But if I can stay healthy — if my knee holds up — hopefully I’ll play one more.”
Sabathia is enjoying a nice late-career renaissance, having transformed himself from the dominant lefty he used to be to a crafty one over the past several seasons. Sabathia will turn 38 on Saturday, but he’s having another solid season. He has a 3.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts.
Will a World Series decide whether he hangs ’em up? Will his knee? Guess we’ll know by November.