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Fanpost Friday: Homers, homers everywhere edition

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What do you think about the power surge in MLB?

Jorge Soler #12 of the Kansas City Royals hits a solo home run in the 1st inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
Jorge Soler #12 of the Kansas City Royals hits a solo home run in the 1st inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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It’s Friday, and you know what that means? Cheat days for your diet and the weekend! Everyone loves those things. Also, football. The Chiefs play the Raiders Sunday and, well, it should be interesting to say the least. Everything Jon Gruden does makes the Raiders interesting, if not good. The Kansas City Royals will also be playing this weekend, if that makes you happy still.

Last week, I asked what you would do if you were owner of the Royals. Jayhawkkirk wrote about it, and had some interesting thoughts regarding ticket prices, among other things, that would be good to look into:

If Jayhawkkirk Ruled the World (Or how I became the owner of the Royals while working part time!)

posted September 6 by jayhawkkirk

8. For the 2020 season, I’d lower view level seats to $5.00 each every game. I want bodies in the seats. I’d still keep buck night on Fridays. But other nights, regular concession prices.

9. This one might be a bit odd, but I’d change parking prices a little. If you have 4 people or more in your vehicle, it’s $10.00 instead of $15.00. (This excludes RV’s and oversized vehicles.)

This week, let’s take a look at the state of the home run in 2019. Namely, that there are so many of them. This week, Jonathan Villar hit the record-breaking 6,106th home run of the season. And we’ve got weeks to go. The record will be absolutely shattered this year.

So that is the prompt for this week: what do you think of the state of the home runs in modern Major League Baseball? Is it a good thing? Is it an ungood thing? Does it, in any way, diminish Jorge Soler’s accomplishment this year? How does it impact team construction, if at all?

The home run is the single most exciting play in sports, in my opinion. Whether or not we can have too much of a good thing here is the million dollar question.