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It's time for the most drastic of actions: We must cap home runs

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after hitting a three run home run during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Welcome to In Short Order, a weekly look at all the baseball that I like and can't stop obsessing over. We'll mostly live at the edges of the game; at the intersection of the weird, the fun and the esoteric. Oh yeah, and hair.
Home runs continue to skyrocket across the game of baseball and, like a rampaging 200-foot-tall monster that emerged from the sea, there seems to be nothing that can stop them. As evidenced by the All-Star Game, good pitching is no deterrent as 98-something mph fastballs were swatted out of Nationals Park as if it was the simplest thing to do in the world.