Sometimes baseball gets the better of you, even though you’re one of the best players in the game.
It’s a fickle game full of ups and downs and ebbs and flows.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. certainly felt that on Wednesday afternoon in the Toronto Blue Jays’ series finale against the New York Yankees.
After striking, Guerrero snapped his bat in half on his knee as he returned to the bench.
Cut4 on Twitter made a fun comment, tweeting a video of the incident with the caption “RIP to pieces at that bat” with the prayer emoji at the end.
RIP to pieces at this bat 🙏 pic.twitter.com/7Bn7gwXPgE
— Cut4 (@ Cut4) May 11, 2022
Here, Guerrero released a Bo Jackson.
Most fans with a passing knowledge of the sport are familiar with the infamous day when Detroit Tigers southpaw Frank Tanana hit Jackson four times, with Jackson smashing his bat into pieces on his knee after the fourth.
All Guerrero was doing was channeling his inner Bo.
This is understandable.
Sometimes the game can be too difficult even for the best in the business.
But we should all say a prayer for this poor bat.
He’s taken a pretty big hit, but at least now he can go to bat heaven and meet Jackson’s broken bat.
What a show of force from Guerrero.
Often when athletes are frustrated, they vent on inanimate objects.
And because of their sheer force, these objects pay the price.
Such can be said for the Guerrero bat here today.
Maybe another bat will help Guerrero get back on track.
But Guerrero certainly put on a nice show of strength in smashing this thing into a thousand pieces.