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Paul Goldschmidt almost hit his own face with a monster homer

May 29, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt blasted a mammoth 470-foot home run to straightaway center field last night against the Padres for the fourth-longest bomb in baseball this season and in doing so he damn near hit his own picture on the Chase Field scoreboard:

I love the shot of Gerardo Parra‘s reaction in the dugout, like “OOF.”

  1. asimonetti88 - May 29, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Monster doesn’t even begin to describe that… that was DEAD center… and the pitch was somewhat low… that was unhuman!

  2. yankeessuckameanone - May 29, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Most underrated first baseman in the game. Heck, probably the most underrated player.

    • ironcurtin64 - May 29, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      Agree, Goldschmidt is very underrated. Although, I think Freddie Freeman is the most underrated. Consistentlly studly.

    • bolweevils2 - May 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      Underrated? By who? I think he is commonly recognized as one of the games best hitters.

      Maybe the man on the street might not know much about him because he plays in Arizona, but real baseball fans do.

  3. ezthinking - May 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    MLB Network showed quite clearly he hit himself in the nether-region. A long shot for sure, but the only ‘head’ he hit was the one that rarely sees the light of day.

  4. tbird05 - May 29, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Give him a gold star…and teach him how to flip his freakin bat already.

  5. dowhatifeellike - May 29, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    It sure would be nice if the camera crews across the league got a refresher on how to follow a ball in flight.

    • baberuthslegs - May 29, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      Camera person might not have been used to seeing something hit like that.

  6. yankeessuckameanone - May 29, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Goldschmidt will never flip a bat or sit and watch his bombs because he has respect for the game and isn’t all about playing for “show”

    • tbird05 - May 29, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      So in other words, he was taught to act like he had done it before? I dig it…nothing says badass like a guy that doesn’t even smile after smokin a baseball over the batters eye.

      • gbrim - May 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM

        He is simply being who he is. Doesn’t seem to bother anyone but you.

      • tbird05 - May 30, 2014 at 10:29 AM

        gbrim, you talking to me? I was actually being serious…

  7. rdlo56 - May 29, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Reblogged this on Strike Four.

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