Carlos Quentin made baseball history on Tuesday night in a game against the San Francisco Giants. Quentin became the first player to hit a home run at Petco Park since the San Diego Padres moved there in 2004. The power hitting outfielder would add another home run later in the eighth inning, too.
While others will likely make the trot around the bases at Petco someday, it’s very unlikely that anyone will clobber the ball quite like Quentin did when faced with a sad middle-middle fastball from Tim Lincecum. In fact, the only object that has or will ever travel farther within the confines of Petco is Quentin’s own bat, which he flipped to the moon after connecting on his first home run.
Quentin nearly bettered his own record bat-flip distance after sending a Jeremy Affeldt shit-ball over the wall in dead center field.
We have concluded that Carlos Quentin is a BAWSE that some team could be forced to grossly overpay for later this season.