Marlon Byrd Breaks Bat Without Hitting the Ball
We've seen plenty of broken bats this season, but Marlon Byrd provided the first one that has involved no contact with a ball. In the sixth inning of Sunday's game between the Phillies and Mets, Byrd took a huge hack at a 1-0 pitch from Jon Niese. Byrd came up empty, but his bat shattered at the handle as if he had been jammed with a fastball. Pure strength.
This is a broken bat that even Bo Jackson would be proud to see.