Eloy Jimenez, the top-ranked outfield prospect in the Chicago Cubs’ rich minor league system, took part in the Carolina League Home Run Derby tonight in advance of the All-Star Game. It’s unclear if the 20-year-old is a big fan of 1984’s The Natural, but he paid homage to the classic by knocking out a bulb in a light tower in left-center with a tape-measure blast.
No one ever needs an excuse to relive one of the best scenes in sports movie history. At the same time, it’s nice see one re-created in the tangible world. Been known to give even the coldest-hearted man a chill.