"That's the closest ball I've ever seen hit to the ball Ted Williams hit."-Jerry Remy
Talking about the ball Josh Hamilton hit off Mark Melancon in the 8th inning tonite.
"That's the longest home run I've personally seen hit to right at Fenway."-Don Orsillo
Hamilton's hr was 22 rows above the bullpen. Williams was 37 rows.
Beltre then hit a home run to dead center on the next pitch and I believe it was Victor Cruz who also hit a bomb to dead center. So figure Hamiltons was 480 ft and both Beltre and Cruz were 410 ft. Melancon's line 0 outs...25 pitches.......4 hits.........6 runs.......3 hrs..........current ERA 22.50.
Before the season, "are you ready Mark?" "Yes I'm ready. I'm ready to go."