Ketel Marte punctuated his inside-the-park home run with the chillest slide of Spring Training
If Spring Training 2016 has taught us anything, it's that home runs come in all shapes and sizes. There's the damaging out-of-the-stadium variety, the towering in-an-uncharted-portion-of-the-ballpark persuasion and, of course, the whoops-that-guy-thought-the-ball-was-stuck rarities.
Mariners fans learned of another type of homer on Saturday when -- in a Cactus League game against the Dodgers -- Ketel Marte broke a just chillin' inside-the-parker.
The Mariners were down, 3-2, in the fifth inning when Marte stepped in with nobody on and one out. He launched a ball out to deep center field, where it hit the base of the wall and caromed into no-man's land. Marte hustled around the bases and punctuated his round-tripper with the chillest slide you'll ever see:
When you traverse the basepaths at that speed, we're pretty sure you've earned the right to relax during your slide into home. For what it's worth, the homer made the difference, too, as the Mariners went on to win, 7-6.