Former Cincinnati and Seattle outfielder Wladimir Balentien is currently very much on pace to break the single-season home-run record of 55 set originally by Sadaharu Oh in 1964 and then tied by Tuffy Rhodes and Alex Cabrera in 2001 and 2002, respectively.
As of 10 days ago, Balentien had a month essentially to hit three home runs and tie the record. Presently, he’s hit two of those three — including one on Tuesday itself.
Here’s actual game footage of Balentien’s 54th homer:
Here’s the excerpt from that footage of Balentien committing acts — or, at least, one act — prejudicial to the health and safety of those in the immediate area:
And here, finally, is another excerpt — in this case, of Balentien embracing a plush, oversized swallow:
Credit to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker for directing the author to this video.