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Vlad Guerrero doubles on an impossible pitch

May 26, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

Valdimir Guerrero skyward.jpgHow do you know Vlad Guerrero is back?  He’s back to hitting ridiculously horrible pitches with authority.

Check out the video of his RBI double in the seventh inning from last night’s game against the Royals.  It was a sinker inside — way inside — that he just turned on and sent down the leftfield line.  Watch it closely: I think there’s a non-trivial chance that, if he doesn’t swing at it, the ball plunks him in the thigh.

Best part: as he comes into second base and thinks about third he is running like Fred Sanford, which is something that never gets old for me.

Oh, and the guy also had two two-run homers last night to finish the evening 3 for 5 with five RBIs, so like, Viva Vlad.

  1. Jonny5 - May 26, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Try not. Do. Or do not.

  2. nps6724 - May 26, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    As a Braves fan, I used to love watching Vlad hit when he was with the Expos. It’s just incredible. I’ve never seen a player before or after him who could hit any pitch, no matter the location, with such authority.

  3. Girt - May 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Boy do I miss him….as do all Angels fans, teammates, manager. He is still something special and sorry our GM made a poor choice in signing another DH for basically the same price.

  4. t ball - May 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Last week he hit a HR on a pitch that was an inch off the ground and outside a bit, enough that he mostly hit it with one arm. Insane.

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