Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belted a walk-off home run in Montreal, the place where his father began his career.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 28, 2018
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is one of the most electrifying prospects in all of baseball. He already has a knack for coming up in big moments. The Toronto Blue Jays have played the final game of Spring Training at Olympic Park in Montreal every year.
Vlad Jr.’s father, Vladimir Guerrero began his Hall of Fame career in Montreal so it is pretty fitting that his son was able to hit the walk-off home run in his father’s old stomping grounds.
New York Yankees fans will be seeing a lot of him in the near future. He’s only 19 years old, but my guess is that Vlad Jr. is going to be a force in baseball sooner rather than later.
Of course, this isn’t “real baseball” yet and Guerrero Jr. is going to be starting in the minors, but this is an incredibly cool moment. If you don’t think so, my advice would be to relax a little bit. These are the types of moments that make sports so compelling. Watch the emotion Vlad Jr. shows as he’s rounding the bases and then try to tell me that this doesn’t mean anything.
This will also probably make some people feel old. It’s weird seeing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. when for most of my life I watched his father. I imagine this is how some people felt watching Ken Griffey Jr., the Alomars, or any of the Boones. Personally, this is one of the first times I’m experiencing this and it feels odd.
The very first baseball game I ever went to was an Expos-Orioles game in the mid-90s and Vladimir Guerrero was the starting right fielder for Montreal. That was before Junior was even born yet and now I’m feeling old.
Looks like Vladdy was loving it. Now excuse me, I’m gonna go call my dad.
— Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) March 28, 2018