Juan Francisco hit one of the longest home runs I’ve ever seen at Great American Ballpark in Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. It was majestic. It was mammoth. It was a moonshot. Insert your own adjective beginning with M here, at least as soon as you watch Francisco (a Carson Cistulli favorite) unload on this ball.
The Reds had that shot estimated at over 500 feet, which would have made it the first home run of the 2011 season to eclipse the 500 foot mark. More importantly, it would have usurped Prince Fielder’s spot at the top of the ESPN Hit Tracker leaderboard for this majestic blast off Brett Myers earlier this year in Houston:
Yeah. That’s a moonshot. Get out of here, Juan Francisco. Your paltry 482 foot home run doesn’t even compare to the majesty of the Prince. And although there’s still about 20 days to go in the regular season, it looks like that mammoth homer will last as the longest in the majors this year.