Wily Mo Pena nearly hit a homer to the parking lot, so yes, he's still preposterously strong
This may be surprising to hear, but it's been six seasons since
That's why the Indians bringing him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee was such a big deal. And during the Indians' game with the Padres on Sunday at Peoria Sports Complex, Pena reached down and clubbed an offspeed pitch deep to left-center.
So deep, in fact, he very nearly cleared the berm beyond the fence, which would have sent the ball bounding about into the parking lot (and endangering numerous windshields):
That glorious swing, seemingly effortless and graceful all in one fluid motion ... it's a thing of beauty.