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Jesus Montero has a bit of power

Feb 23, 2010, 10:17 AM EDT

Jesus Montero turned some heads in batting practice yesterday, nailing a home run off the “M” in the “George M. Steinbrenner Field” sign in centerfield. The Star Ledger’s Marc Carig called up Google Earth and determined that it’s 446 feet from home plate to the scoreboard.  That’s probably on-the-ground length. When you look at how high up the “M” is, you have to figure that Montero’s drive would have had a lot more distance than that.

Yeah, it’s only batting practice, but that’s still pretty damn impressive.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 23, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Plot the hypotenuse: the square of the ground distance plus the square of the height of the impact point equals the mystery distance from the plate to the impact point. Pythagorean theorem. I would write it out with the superscript “2’s” if this uber-lame software of yours permitted such idiosyncrasies.So, let you imagination drift back to fourth grade when you originally learned how to do this. A miasmatic yesterworld before Texas Instruments. I go on that little voyage all the time, especially when I forget to take my Aricept. Isn’t that odd?

  2. Charles Gates - Feb 23, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    That’s what ^’s are for.
    The hypotenuse would tell you the straight line distance the ball traveled from the bat to the ‘M,’ yet won’t tell you how far the ball would have traveled if George didn’t have a middle name.

  3. YankeesfanLen - Feb 23, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    @Old Gator- Which Bleacher Creature would it have hit at Yankee Stadium 3.0?
    Anyway, Montero is a keeper looks like at the exact moment when Persnickety Posada is ready to ride the DH route. And poor Jorge is even minding his manners this spring training and catching Mr. Pie, probably to prolong this inevitable fact.

  4. Christ - Mar 9, 2010 at 12:21 AM

    A well written post. I’m an online gamer and I’m always looking for information like this.

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