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Carlos Gomez swung so hard he lost his balance, his helmet popped off and his bat went flying

The Mets called up veteran outfielder Carlos Gomez on Friday, putting in action his return engagement with the club with whom he began his Major League career in 2007.

Gomez didn't wait very long to make his presence felt. He didn't hit a homer or make an incredible diving catch or anything like that, but he did exhibit one of his other classic hobbies: Swinging so hard at the plate that his helmet popped off. Or, in this case, his helmet, his bat and his balance each betrayed him after he took a mighty cut:

It feels like the universe is back on track with Gomez letting loose with huge swings like this. It's just ... familiar. Comforting.

Welcome back, Carlos. We've missed you.