Friday, May 27, 2011
Pop quiz: Bautista bombsPosted by Greg Simons
Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, Jose Bautista has 19 home runs. This is, as everyone knows, on top of the 54 blasts he hit last season, which itself followed a 10-homer outburst in September 2009. (And six of those were in his final eight games.)
To say Bautista has been hot the last year and a half would be a massive understatement. He's been the sun, and anyone who dares gaze upon him will be blinded by his radiance. Icarus wouldn't have dared put on his wings had Bautista been nearby.
But as good as he has been, how much longer can Bautista keep this up? Will he crack 50 long balls again this year? Will he become just the sixth player ever to go yard 60 times in a single season? Will he threaten Barry Bonds' one-year record of 73 big flies? (Can I think of any more synonyms for "home runs"?)
These aren't rhetorical questions. We really want to know what you think. We'll collect the votes, count 'em up and post the results next week.
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