ICYMI: Maikel Franco Crushed A Home Run So Long And Hard It Escaped The Earth's Gravitational Pull

Moon. Shot. And that’s exactly what happens when you throw a meatball to a power hitter who swings out of his shoes with a 3-0 green light. The ball becomes a satellite. Especially to a guy who is as hot as Maikel. Shit, earlier in the game Cameron Rupp launched a 465 dinger that was the Phillies longest HR since 2011 till Franco blasted this 471 bomb. He’s now on a 10 game hitting streak where he’s hitting .450 with 5 HR’s in that span. Franco better be playing with himself during this break so he doesn’t miss a step.

The Phillies have been playing a little better ball since losing about 100 of 102 games. They’re currently 42-48 and 12 games back heading into the ASB. Of course that means the possible wet dream we had earlier in the year of a possible playoff run is shit, they’re still a LOT better than we thought they were going to be at this point. They’ll have to go 24-48 the rest of the way to hit the over on their embarrassing 65.5 o/u Vegas staked them at the beginning of the year. So you see, we may have ourselves a ballclub worthy of one or more of these in the next decade. And you’re goddamn right I’m posting 4 hours of a parade celebration. Deal with it. World. Fucking. Champions.