If you ever question the efficacy of birthday wishes, just look to Blue Jays slugger Kendrys Morales. After turning 35 and, presumably, blowing out the candles on his birthday cake and/or birthday protein shake, Morales used his barehanded swing to go deep against Braves starter Anibal Sanchez on Wednesday afternoon. Not a bad birthday present to oneself.
KMo’s birthday 🎁 to himself? A celebratory stroll around the bases! pic.twitter.com/S5xRkzBV84
– Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 20, 2018
This isn’t the first time Morales has done it, though. He smashed a birthday blast against Jeff Weaver in 2009:
Another followed in 2012 off Shane Loux:
Bruce Bochy blew a sad bubble for Morales:
And he hit his third in 2015:
The slugger now has four birthday blasts, which puts him only two behind Alex Rodriguez for the all-time birthday record. However, you may have noticed something here: Morales hits one every three seasons. Just as a person with a birthday on Feb. 29 gets a birthday every four years, does this mean that Morales is only 12 1/3 years old?
Michael Clair writes about baseball for Cut4. He believes stirrup socks are an integral part of every formal outfit and Adam Dunn’s pitching performance was baseball’s greatest moment.
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