Love home runs? Opening Day was an all-you-can-eat buffet of glorious dingers
In March, the Associated Press put an end to so-called clichéd vocabulary like "dinger" and "bomb" when describing a home run (but we're still going to use them, because dinger is such a fun word). Thankfully, it did not put an end to home runs themselves, because on Opening Day, there were a lot of 'em. And we mean a lot.
Here is just a taste of the hambones/zingers/that's-outta-here-no-doubt-about-its that filled Monday's action:
J.D. Martinez got things started, going yard against the Twins:
Andrew McCutchen had some late-game heroics …
… until Todd Frazier put an end to the Pirates comeback with a homer of his own:
Hanley Ramirez hit two, one of which was grand:
Mike Trout did his thing, again:
And Bryce Harper added one:
Which he celebrated in his usual style:
We could go on. And on.
If this pace keeps up, we just might run out of synonyms.