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Megatron hits a home run at Tigers’ batting practice

Calvin Johnson AP

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson suffered no Madden curse on Friday night at Comerica Park.  Taking batting practice before the Pirates-Tigers game, Johnson hit a ball over the outfield fence.

And, yes, the video of the home run already is on YouTube.

Johnson, who also threw out the first pitch, played baseball in high school.

The Tigers may want him to take batting practice before more games.  They shut out the Pirates, 6-0, with a one-hitter from pitcher Justin Verlander.

And that’s the last thing we’ll say about baseball for at least a month.

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49 Responses to “Megatron hits a home run at Tigers’ batting practice”
  1. randallflagg52 says: May 18, 2012 9:51 PM

    Maybe the Tigers could sign him. They aren’t doing too hot this year.

  2. maximusprime107 says: May 18, 2012 9:51 PM

    he’s swinging pretty effortlessly

  3. fxws says: May 18, 2012 9:54 PM

    He’d be great at stealing bases.

  4. wwwmattcom says: May 18, 2012 9:54 PM

    Trade you Tebow articles for baseball any day.

  5. captainhook11 says: May 18, 2012 9:55 PM

    He better be real cautious….so the madden curse doesn’t get to him earlier then expected…

  6. jbcommonsense says: May 18, 2012 9:55 PM

    Great WR, but those pitches were lobs.

  7. teamocil19 says: May 18, 2012 9:55 PM

    Calvin Johnson’s a bad a$$. Let’s see him in the dunk contest next.

  8. mickbong says: May 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    Is this guy human?!

  9. shotgunnaz says: May 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    Beastmode athletes can hit beastmode homeruns.
    I only wish I had the natural born ability to dominate.

  10. algrls says: May 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    He is the man!

  11. nolahxc says: May 18, 2012 9:58 PM

    Pretty cool to see that! Great athlete!

  12. redbeardxxv says: May 18, 2012 10:00 PM

    The very existence of Baseball angers me. Can’t stand this time of year… waiting for something to happen in football, only to have MLB games clogging up the tv….

  13. rg3savedc says: May 18, 2012 10:02 PM

    Drew Brees still hasn’t seen solid proof that he hit a homer

  14. detroitcityryda says: May 18, 2012 10:08 PM

    Detroit baby greatest sports city of all time

  15. thegreatestofalltimes says: May 18, 2012 10:08 PM

    Respect.

    “I said I was the greatest before I knew I was.”
    -Ali

  16. blacknole08 says: May 18, 2012 10:11 PM

    Megatron is an absolute beast!

  17. sportsmeccabi says: May 18, 2012 10:15 PM

    From what I heard, he was a top outfield prospect.

  18. lolb23 says: May 18, 2012 10:16 PM

    Verlander 1 hitter baby

  19. johnnycash19 says: May 18, 2012 10:17 PM

    Detroit is lucky.

    Best WR in the NFL. -Megatron
    Great Young QB- Stafford
    Best Hitter in Baseball- Cabrera
    Best Pitcher in Baseball- Verlander
    Best Hockey Team for 20 years- Red Wings.

    Then you can even include Michigan and Michigan State football and basketball.

    That place is spoiled with sports.

  20. peepeetoucher says: May 18, 2012 10:22 PM

    Up your butt, Jobu…

  21. ravenator says: May 18, 2012 10:27 PM

    Beast!

  22. jebdamone says: May 18, 2012 10:31 PM

    total monster beast

  23. Matt says: May 18, 2012 10:45 PM

    My only solace for that draft is that supposedly it was Al’s toughest decision ever. Calvin was a beast and I was thrilled when Detroit won at the end of the year to “clinch” Oakland the Calvin Johnson sweepstakes. I thought we needed a big time WR to replace Randy. I thought was a guaranteed all pro and a guaranteed Raider.

    It almost happened. I just gotta keep telling myself that.

  24. vikingsinla says: May 18, 2012 10:46 PM

    Once, I was playing behind Megatron on a miniature golf course when he actually made a hole-in-one! It was amazing, and a valid demonstration of his aptitude at real golf, since mini-golf is to batting practice as baseball is to batting practice! Look out, Tiger!!!

  25. thcnote says: May 18, 2012 10:49 PM

    Baseball is way to sloooooow!

  26. derekjetersmansion says: May 18, 2012 10:52 PM

    Athletes like him can play any sport. They are freaks.

  27. pturner81 says: May 18, 2012 11:15 PM

    Megaton= better athlete than Lebron James

  28. fatfreddystubbs says: May 18, 2012 11:29 PM

    I’m starting to think Megatron could take Chuck Norris.

  29. 513guy says: May 18, 2012 11:48 PM

    I heard Megatron once counted to infinity…. twice. He also put the “LAUGHTER” in manslaughter.

  30. jason49er says: May 19, 2012 12:11 AM

    And that’s the last thing we’ll say about baseball for at least a month.
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    Thank god.

  31. tigershark49 says: May 19, 2012 12:16 AM

    All Decepticons can do that!

  32. darthvader89 says: May 19, 2012 12:19 AM

    I wonder if Megatron plays as himself in the Cybertron games

  33. hulkhogansays says: May 19, 2012 1:34 AM

    I ate a ham sandwich and drank some chocalate milk for lunch brother. I expect to be in the PFT Rundown list in the morning brother.

  34. rgledz says: May 19, 2012 1:36 AM

    Calm down people….Sage Rosenfels was hitting home runs at Twins BP last week. Newsflash…professional athletes are really good athletes.

  35. mrlynch33 says: May 19, 2012 2:30 AM

    Drew Brees would like an explanation

  36. blacc24 says: May 19, 2012 2:54 AM

    The pirates should sign him he’d be tied for 4th on their team in hr SMH.

  37. blacc24 says: May 19, 2012 2:56 AM

    I don’t care of it was off a tee. Not too many people can hit a baseball 400ft.

  38. mintberrycrunch1 says: May 19, 2012 3:29 AM

    He’d have so much range you would only need him to cover the whole outfield.

  39. duanethomas says: May 19, 2012 7:01 AM

    Chris Carter is not impressed and has 5 better wideouts who can hit longer homeruns.

  40. iluvbears says: May 19, 2012 8:02 AM

    That’s nothing. TE Kyle Rudolph and QB Sage Rosenfels both hit upper deck homers at Target Field last week when they, along with QB Christian Ponder and C John Sullivan, joined the Twins for batting practice.

  41. tomeffnbrady says: May 19, 2012 8:04 AM

    c’mon man we talkin about batting practice. if he can’t hit a home run in batting practice, i would have to rethink my view of him as a physical specimen.

  42. bigwalt2990 says: May 19, 2012 8:32 AM

    We’ll start to see more football players at batting practice. Megatron just one-upped the NFL’s entire wide-out corp. Even if it was just practice. They’re all to competitive not to.

  43. gpatrick15 says: May 19, 2012 8:49 AM

    Tiki is flabbergasted

  44. blackqbwhiterb says: May 19, 2012 9:38 AM

    “Tiki is flabbergasted”

  45. rbell2123 says: May 19, 2012 10:46 AM

    jbcommonsense says:
    May 18, 2012 9:55 PM
    Great WR, but those pitches were lobs.

    Ya think, thats why it’s called batting “practice” .

  46. patsfiend says: May 19, 2012 11:43 AM

    This is not a big deal.

  47. musicman495 says: May 19, 2012 12:01 PM

    rg3savedc says: May 18, 2012 10:02 PM

    Drew Brees still hasn’t seen solid proof that he hit a homer
    ——————————————–
    Tell it to the judge, who has not seen Roger Goodell’s proof of a bounty system either, genius.

  48. musicman495 says: May 19, 2012 12:02 PM

    Love his swing, but he would be about 2 for 10 on those BP pitches. I am betting there is a reason he is not playing pro baseball.

  49. vincentbojackson says: May 19, 2012 10:09 PM

    Redbeardxxv says:

    The very existence of Baseball angers me. Can’t stand this time of year…

    —————–

    Seek some counseling or find a summertime hobby if the mere existence of baseball is the cause of anger in your life.

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