We should’ve seen the whole “shitload of home runs at Coors Field” thing coming. In the first game ever played at Coors Field on April 26, 1995, the Rockies’ Dante Bichette cut the red tape by hitting a walk-off home run in the 14th inning. It was the first of a National League-leading 40 home runs that he’d hit that year, en route to getting screwed out of the MVP award. Bichette led the National League in home runs, hits (197), RBIs (128), slugging percentage (.620), and total bases (359). Tony Gwynn won the batting title that year, as Tony Gwynn does, hitting .368, while Bichette still hit a highly impressive .340. Barry Larkin won the National League MVP that year. Guess how many statistical categories he led the National League in? Zero. Get me Steven Avery’s lawyers on the phone. We need to re-open this case.
I think he knew he got all of it, too.