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Longest HR of the season travels nearly 500 feet

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07:23 AM ET 09.09 | On Sunday in Philly, the Braves recorded a mere two hits in a 3-2 loss. Both were home runs by Evan Gattis. And the first one was so impressive, was hit so hard, that it remained a big topic of conversation in the clubhouse afterward even though it didn't prevent first-place Atlanta from being swept. Even Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, who served it up, was impressed. "I felt like I was throwing a golf ball out there and he had a driver," said Hamels. ... "It was impressive." Estimating the distance of batted balls is notoriously unreliable. Probably the most accurate yardstick is the ESPN Home Run Tracker, which had it at 486 feet. That's both the longest homer hit in the Major Leagues this year and the longest in the 10-year history of the Bank.

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September 9, 2013  08:14 AM ET
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So, does this mean they let McCann walk?

hope not...but he is due a huge contract this offseason. not sure if the braves have the payroll for that deal, what with the two albatrosses (BJ and Uggla) already weighing them down.

September 9, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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So, does this mean they let McCann walk?

I though Gattis has been playing in LF?

September 9, 2013  10:20 AM ET

One of the better catchers in the NL the last few years, I hope he(McCann) would stay, if not then they have a pretty good catcher in Gattis, and Bishop, I believe he had been playing in LF

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September 9, 2013  12:44 PM ET
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That's a step up from your sister's job as a street hooker...

Seriously, what's the point...has there ever been anyone stupid enough to believe this spam BS?

September 9, 2013  04:18 PM ET
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One of the better catchers in the NL the last few years, I hope he(McCann) would stay, if not then they have a pretty good catcher in Gattis, and Bishop, I believe he had been playing in LF

who is Bishop?

September 9, 2013  05:06 PM ET

Remember when Sosa hit 520 footers in the Derby?
Corked bats AND steroids?! I'm still waiting for someone to hit the 501ft. mitt in LF at AT&T Park.

Speaking of the SF Giants...I've been hearing rumors (whatever that's worth) of McCann to the Giants either in a trade or FA. Some of the details make sense too. Like Zito's 20mil/year coming off the books, Posey's safety behind the plate, and Sandoval's need for a change of scenery.

September 9, 2013  10:06 PM ET
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That's a step up from your sister's job as a street hooker...Seriously, what's the point...has there ever been anyone stupid enough to believe this spam BS?

No, but there are clearly people stupid enough to repost their spam.

September 10, 2013  03:41 PM ET
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No, but there are clearly people stupid enough to repost their spam.

Lighten up ****

 
September 10, 2013  04:42 PM ET
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I though Gattis has been playing in LF?

He is versatile that way. Can also play a little 1st base.

But I HOPE that McCann gives the Braves a home town discount and stays with them.

However, I don't want them to sign him to an un-holy team killer of a contract that does not allow for them to continue building. They have Bethancourt and Gattis currently on the 40 man; Freddie might try that combo thru the rest of the season to see how it works.

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