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Footage of Dom Brown’s 3-run homer from last night
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Enjoy this fairly decent fan video of Dom Brown’s home run from last night’s Clearwater/Lakeland game that the @Threshers twitter account described thusly:



32 Responses to “Footage of Dom Brown’s 3-run homer from last night”

  1. KosMo says:

    Hopefully he doesn’t rot on our bench this year. Hopefully he doesn’t replace Francisco. Hopefully.

  2. KosMo says:

    “Let me just take a dump on your team on my way back to the majors”.

  3. Ryan says:

    He fucking crushed that ball.

  4. theKrisheim says:

    who’s more shaky of an outfielder, ben or dom? push?

    they both have the “im gonna hold my glove with two hands really high in front of my face” look down

  5. says:

    Yeah, Krish, he’s definitely got some improving to do in the OF, but it’s not like he isn’t athletic enough. He also sometimes takes worse routes to fly balls than Shane.

  6. Phylan says:

    Push probably. Neither of them run particularly good routes.

  7. Phylan says:

    That being said though, Dom owns bones. Just to be clear.

  8. theKrisheim says:

    francisco is frightening out there, with zero arm and lost at the plate

    im all for mr brown winning the job, as he shouldve in FLA

    whos dumber? shane or ben?

  9. James Anthony Happ says:

    Despite the catcher setting down low for the pitch, that ball was left way up high.. waiting to be crushed. Nice swing, though.

  10. KosMo says:

    As soon as Brown starts struggling against Major League Pitching, all you brown over ben’s are gonna be pissing your pants over it.

  11. James Anthony Happ says:

    Francisco has a candy of an arm.

  12. Phylan says:

    @theKrisheim Francisco is hitting .261/.327/.455, which isn’t great, but it’s not awful. Raul Ibanez is hitting .169/.250/.229, which is indeed awful. He’s the one Dom should be replacing, not Ben.

  13. KosMo says:

    @12. I agree. Even if our corner outfielders lack a little in defense, I think we can afford to make that sacrifice most nights with 4/5ths of our starting rotation, in the name of scoring them some runs.

  14. theKrisheim says:

    kosmo – anything else in your crystal ball we should be worried about?

  15. KosMo says:

    Krisheim, I see… laughter at your inadequacy in the near future. Sorry, pal.

  16. theKrisheim says:

    ben has talent as a hitter, he is just dumb

    hopefully he can overcome some of his “challenges” the way shane was able to, even though the Hawaiian still has his slips up now and then

  17. theKrisheim says:

    sad face

  18. Kruk's stained underwear after Randy Johnson's All-Star pitch says:

    That boy needs to eat a few Schmitter’s and put on some weight.

  19. Tim says:

    I’ve never been to that park or seen it on video in a non-spring-training setting. It sure is incredibly empty for Thresher’s games. Glad to see Brown do well down there though.

  20. Mookey says:

    i love how he’s looking for it like, damn fool where that ball go?

  21. I wish he was starting in left field tonight.

  22. PhillyPhanInChi says:

    Anyone else notice where his hands were? Back up again. The load time he had on that pitch made it look like it was coming from a softball juggs machine. Regardless, I think moving platooning all 3 outfielders is a decent idea. I like Ben in Left more than Dom for a multitude of reasons, like-

    arm strength-Ben’s arm < Dom's arm
    Fielding-There's a reason that Oswalt went to left last year in the Scott Barry game. Plus Dom is fast enough to cover ground like a CF so Shane can pay more attention to 1 guy instead of 2.

    I'm more interested in Dom hitting though. If those high hands work for him and he's more comfortable, I don't think we'll have anything to worry about. It's not like he's gonna do worse than Ibanez out there.

  23. That’s the thing. Why bother platooning if Dom is going to be in majors. Ibanez is really running any goodwill he had into the ground. How long can we wait for him? From the games I have watched, he has been taking some bad ABs. So long as Dom can at least perform at Ibanez’s level, I don’t understand why you wouldn’t do Brown-Francisco-Mayberry.

  24. Pizza Bagel says:

    As an Ibanez fan I’m sad to say I agree, he’s done, put a fork in him. He can’t pinch hit, he’s a defensive liability, he looks completely lost at the dish.

  25. Muscles says:

    must be nice getting single A meatballs

  26. Its time for brown to replace raul……..

  27. Lynniemac says:

    Bat meeting ball made such a pretty sound.

  28. bigmyc says:

    Uh, Shane is the best OF on this team…by far. I would imagine that Dom, or anyone else for that matter, wouldn’t have the track path that Victorino does. Shane isn’t Torii Hunter out there, but he’s pretty adept. That being said, I’d take Dom in RF before anyone else just based on athleticism and arm strength.

  29. Phylan says:

    Victorino is actually not good at tracking fly balls at all. Watch the routes he takes — they’re extremely circuitous, and as a result he has to make diving attempts at balls that other centerfielders are easily able to collect. He has great speed, obviously, but speed doesn’t automatically translate to good defense; far from it.

  30. Phylan says:

    To clarify, I’m not saying his defense is terrible or anything — he’s able to partially make up for his route-running with speed. “Passable” might be the right word.

  31. MarkM625 says:

    Every part of that was sweet. Keep it going man!

  32. Kung Fu Fightins says:

    no domo but i think i love him

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