Originally Posted by dubc47834
You are correct...if he woulda hit a homer there, he was GOD in Cincinnati forever!!!
It goes beyond just that. The moment would have been immortalized much like the Bench HR in 1972, which we all know was precisely 40 years ago to the date.
The first pitch of Bruce's at bat was his best opportunity to drive the baseball. The pitch caught the heart of the plate, low in the zone. Perfect for left-handed hitters and smack in the middle of Bruce's wheelhouse. My heart almost jumped out of my throat when he swung, as I could visualize the ball soaring high into the right field stands.