There are so many wonderful things about Michael Morse's two-run, sixth-inning home run Thursday night. There's the fact that it was his second of the game (though just his 16th of the year), and seems to have temporarily put to rest the murmurs about his hand and wrist. There's the fact that it put the Nationals up 6-3 (and ultimately put the game out of Philadelphia's reach. There's the fact that it traveled 451 feet into the top of the two-tiered bullpen setup in right-center field at Citizens Bank Park.
(Think about that for a second. Despite not being completely 100 percent in his hands and wrists, Morse was still able to time a pitch and drive it 451 feet to the opposite field in Game 156 of the season. That's Olympian strength there.)
But what we love the most about this home run was that 451 feet from home plate, Tom Gorzelanny caught that ball in his hat. And THAT not the homer itself, was what got everyone excited.