God Bless Jose Bautista. Hitter of opposite field home runs only when it matters most: when a baseball fan from a Midwestern state stands to have their heart broken. Over the last three seasons, Jose Bautista has five opposite field home runs. Hit Tracker Online has the “oppo taco” details: three homers at Minnesota’s Target Field, one at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and now another at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Must be the clean air and faint smell of methamphetamines.
If there is any rhyme or reason for this strange phenomenon, I’ll be damned if I care about it. All I know is Bautista comes alive in Middle America and there isn’t anything anyone can do about.