If you told me you thought the first cycle of the year would come from a player on the San Diego Padres I would ask you to never speak to me about baseball again. Overlooked is the fact that Myers almost bit it going from second to third base on his triple. It would’ve been a bigger story if he had fallen on his face and gotten thrown out, forever deleting him from the record books.
No one really cares when someone hits for the cycle anymore. It’s one of the biggest statistical anomalies in baseball yet hitting a 475 foot dinger will get more play than someone scoring a single, double, triple and home run. Hitting titanic blasts is more of a “fuck you” while hitting for the cycle has more luck involved in that you need baseballs to fall in the right places. Also, why not just hit four bombs?