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The Rockies stink, but their star third baseman, Nolan Arenado, does not. Last night, he reminded everyone just how good he is by crushing a 482-foot homer that one-hopped its way out of the stadium:


A good, satisfying tater can take on many forms, but it’s hard to top one that makes a sound like that.

According to Statcast, Arenado’s homer is tied for the third-longest of the season. When he was apprised of this information after the game, he didn’t seem all that impressed. From

“I knew I got it good,” Arenado said. “I don’t know how those distances work. I don’t really believe in them. Yordan Alvarez hit [two] yesterday and they said only, like, 420 maybe? [429 and then 416, officially] He hit it like into the third deck in Houston. I think that ball might’ve gone a little farther than mine.”

The dinger gods will surely smile upon this act of humility, and bless Arenado with many more big bashes in the future.

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