Three Videos of Alfredo Despaigne the Author Just Watched

It’s the present author’s contention that the public is entirely too invested in what are often referred to as “current events” — or, rather, that the sort of event which qualifies as “current” ought to be broadened substantially.

For example, a 25-year-old version of Alfredo Despaigne hit his Cuban League record-tying and -breaking 34th and 35th home runs on April 3rd, 2012. That was an achievement of some note when it occurred. The author, however, has just re-watched footage of them this afternoon — plus also Despaigne’s 40th home run, which occurred about a month later — while putting off a short jog that he should actually be taking so that he might more comfortably fit into a pair of Land’s End-brand shorts he recently purchased under the watchful eye of his blameless wife.

Are Despaigne’s feats of strength over a year old? Yes. However, do they live on so that we might come upon them, hungry for diversion, willing to put off till tomorrow what could theoretically be done right now? Yes. Also that.

Below are the videos in question, for the reader to utilize in whichever way he chooses.

34th Home Run
This is Despaigne’s record-tying home run, on which he breaks his bat.

35th Home Run
This is Despaigne’s record-breaking home run, upon the sight of which Despaigne elects to dwell for some time.

40th Home Run
This is Despaigne’s 40th home run from what appears to be mid-May, and upon the sight of which he also elects to dwell for some time.




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Carson Cistulli occasionally publishes spirited ejaculations at The New Enthusiast.


4 Responses to “Three Videos of Alfredo Despaigne the Author Just Watched”

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  1. James K. says:

    Ooh! Ooh! Carson! Validate my existence and respond to this! Please! I’ll be your best friend!

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  2. tz says:

    The Cuban HR record just got run over by a Granma….

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  3. Brian Cartwright says:

    I think #40 was a playoff HR, so not part of the official regular season record.

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  4. james3366 says:

    Is there a time when Cuban players tend to defect (when do their teams travel internationally)?

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