Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Adam Lind's Sweet Swing is Pretty Cool

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I wouldn't say Adam Lind is a philosophical person, but for a man of few words, he's certainly very eloquent with his bat.

If I had to equate him to a character from Dazed and Confused, it would undoubtedly be David Wooderson played by Matthew McConaughey. Last week when he said it was "cool hitting homers, it's nice", I just imagined Lind inviting me to the moon tower for a post-graduation keg party.

Hitting behind Jose Bautista must be rubbing off on Adam Lind a little bit too, because he certainly showed a little swagger out of the batter's box after his walk-off home run.

There was a brief moment of panic though when the ball initially came off his bat, thinking it might be foul. However, somehow that managed to stay fair and actually bounced off the facing of the third deck at the Rogers Centre.

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Judging by the trajectory of that ball, I immediately assumed it was the furthest hit home run of the year at the Rogers Centre, but there are actually quite a few dingers that went much further.

Lind's home run was measured at "only" 404 feet, yet there were a pair of home runs hit on the Home Opener which take the tops at the longest at the Rogers Centre this year: Jose Bautista's 456 foot blast and J.P. Arencibia's 434 foot home run to dead centre field.

Since returning from the DL back on June 4th, Adam Lind is hitting .400 and slugging .882, he has hit 5 home runs and driven in 12 runs. And if we go back to right when Lind began to start on his torrent pace on April 25th, he's hitting .432 and slugging .864 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI's.

In those 22 games, Lind has been held hitless in just 4 games, and he's strung together 11 multi-hit games during that run as well.

Fans are currently in a frenzy for Jose Bautista and rightfully so, but Adam Lind is giving us another great reason to be very stoked about what this lineup can do. Alright, alright, alright.

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