Padres phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. crushed a home run and punctuated it with an elegant, emphatic bat drop
On Friday, Tatis and the Padres began a series against the Cardinals at the newer Busch Stadium, and the phenom took the opportunity to make his presence felt by launching a big homer off St. Louis' Alex Reyes. Tatis didn't flip his bat, opting instead for another stylized post-dinger celebration with this elegant and dramatic bat drop:
The elder Tatis may technically not have hit any home runs in the newer iteration of Busch Stadium, but this is pretty close. And I have to imagine he's feeling pretty proud of his son right now.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.