Adrian Beltre launched a dinger from his knees again and, no, this will never get old
Some things get old -- cars, bread, Winona Ryder in Edward Scissorhands. But some things just don't. Some things last forever. Some things get better and better every time you see them. One of these things is
Yes, once again, during his team's wild 3-2 win over the Astros, the Rangers third baseman cracked his signature dinger. It was his 30th of the year and at a Statcast homer exit velocity record (for him this season) at 107.6 mph.
Beltre talked after the game about the homer's exit velo:
I don't keep track of that. I don't need to hit it hard. I just need to hit it on the right plane, that's all. <o:p>
And regarding the knees ...
I don't know, that's a good question. I don't like doing it, but it normally happens on breaking balls -- when I'm trying to fight off a breaking ball. Somehow my knee goes down and I just see the ball and swing. I don't like doing it, I wish I could stop doing. I think it hurts me more than it helps me. Sometimes when I go to one knee I think that I could've hit the ball better if I didn't. But it happens and it's just reaction. I've been doing it too long to change now. <o:p>
Hopefully, someday, a statue of the knee-homer move is built in front of the main gates at Globe Life Park in Arlington. That, or it's imprinted on the $100 bill.