Aaron Hicks hit a homer that got stuck in the bullpen bench
There are a number of ways home runs can be cool. They can go far or not even leave the field of play. The ball could travel high or the hitter could flip his bat toward the sky.
During the Yankees game against the Mariners Tuesday night, Aaron Hicks hit a dinger that was cool because of where it landed. After his fifth-inning shot cleared the fence, it took a bounce and lodged perfectly between the two back slabs of the bullpen bench, where it remained:
The carpenters who designed these benches clearly intended their construction as a challenge to hitters like Hicks. With a gap of the perfect size for a baseball to stick in it, they clearly dreamed of a world where this home run happened. Thanks to Hicks, we now live in that world.