Last weekend Giancarlo Stanton hit a 484-foot home run to the Budweiser bar at Marlins Park that we thought might go unchallenged as the longest home run all season.
Seven days later, Stanton's mark still stands, but barely. Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton crushed a 477-foot home run at Turner Field on Thursday night. A home run so impressive, Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia could only throw his glove in despair immediately afterwards. And on Saturday night in Philadelphia, some kid hit a home run estimated at 469 feet by ESPN's Hit Tracker, which landed somewhere in the crowd gathered at Tony Luke's restaurant located on Ashburn Alley at Citizens Bank Park.
Oh, right, that kid was Giancarlo Stanton.
To quote Marlins play-by-play man Rich Waltz: "Last week it was Budweiser, tonight, cheese steaks!"
Indeed, if Stanton was on Foursquare — or whatever the new popular social media check-in app is — he'd be the mayor of the concessions.
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