This was an outright monster! And over a monster!
The Toronto Blue Jays squared off against the Boston Red Sox in a Wednesday night contest, and though the Red Sox got the 8-3 win, it was Toronto’s superstar first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who stole the show.
In the top of the third inning, Guerrero Jr. came to the plate to face off against Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta, and with two outs against his Jays, Vlad hit an absolute bomb — and I mean BOMB. With a 110 MPH exit velocity, he knocked an incredible 450-foot home run that went clearly over Boston’s iconic Green Monster.
It was a work of art:
450 foot bomb for Vladdy pic.twitter.com/h8Ml4ivJAs
— The Pesky Report (17-14) (@PeskyReport) May 3, 2023
Wow … talk about living up to your family name.
I don’t know if you guys remember his dad or not, but if you don’t, Jr. is the son of Vladimir Guerrero, who was a legend with the Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Angels (and a season each with the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles).
Here’s some highlights to catch you up, just in case:
I blogged a little bit about The Bloodline (the Anoa’i wrestling dynasty in WWE) in a recent piece, and it’s only necessary to bring them up again because Guerrero Jr. is clearly building his own bloodline in Major League Baseball. (RELATED: Gerrit Cole First NY Yankees Pitcher In Nearly 70 Years With Undefeated Record Through Seven Games, 1.50 ERA Or Less)
Now, don’t get me wrong, I doubt they’ll be all mafia-like — how the Anoa’i family carries themselves.
But you can be sure that it’ll be a bloodline of royalty.
Vlad Sr. was a legend, Vlad Jr. is hitting legendary bombs … yeah, I smell a baseball dynasty on the horizon.