Incredibly, Jose Bautista is poised to be the first slugger to crack 50 home runs in a single season since Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder both cleared 50 home runs in 2007.
While Bautista aims to hit that milestone within the confines of the Rogers Centre at some point this week, the million dollar question is …where should folks sit if they want to grab the coveted 50th home run ball?
Right off the bat you can rule out any shots to right field, but I think it would be hilarious if Jose Bautista made his 50th home run an opposite field shot just to make a statement.
There’s a line of about seven home runs which stretch from section 136 to section 241, so being on either the first or second deck in that area is a wise choice.
Another place to check out is a cluster of three home runs hit to the second deck in section 242. Folks sitting there this week better be prepared for potential Bautista Bombs, and although it’s a cardinal sin for adults to bring a ball glove to a baseball game, this is certainly an exception.
Finally, two other sections worth sitting in this week are 138 and 139. More than six home runs have cleared the fence in that section, so be prepared for number 50 if you have seats in that area.
To whomever grabs Jose Bautista’s 50th home run ball, be forewarned that you have the difficult decision to make whether or not to hand the ball back to the Blue Jays or not.
While it’s morally the right thing to do, I can see Bautista hitting more than 50 dingers so that particular ball may not be of great importance to him anyway. Jose said last week that the record-breaking 48th home run ball has been sent home with his father in the Dominican Republic.
Best of luck snagging Jose Bautista’s 50th home run ball, folks!