Bo Jackson would be proud if he saw what Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. just did. After striking out against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Vlad broke his bat over his knee, a reminder of what Jackson did back in the day when he played for the Kansas City Royals.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. snaps his bat over his knee in absolute disgust with himself. pic.twitter.com/o8tMayMsY3
— Baseball Dugout (@baseballdugout_) May 11, 2022
Naturally, fans had a lot to say about the incident. Some were very impressed by this show of strength, others however were not as impressed. Even celebrities like Rex Chapman were impressed.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 11, 2022
bad look for vladdy. not classy at all. his father would never. if i was the blue jays i’d trade him to the yankees immediately
— Scott Frost Advisory (@FrostAdvisory69) May 11, 2022
I see what you’re trying to do there, and I don’t like it lol
— Zach 🇺🇦 (@_KeyofZ) May 11, 2022
Matt Blake gazes in the background at Vlad Jr breaking hit bat as he continues to watch the pitching staff he's built torment the league pic.twitter.com/HXPII9vrhM
— Gabe (@PlayoffTanaka_) May 11, 2022
Other fans weren’t as impressed, noting that Bo Jackson actually broke his bat over his head, which was far more impressive than what Vlad pulled off.
Broke the weakest part of the bat. Swears he’s such a tough guy. pic.twitter.com/y3VgTjIGWy
— Blank (@Blank3690645699) May 11, 2022
Doesn’t count, he broke it on the ground then over his leg, Bo Jackson did it over his leg in one move.
— Vibar (@iamvibar) May 11, 2022
And over his head pic.twitter.com/TsBm6JocpQ
— Mike B, PA-C (@yea_thats_right) May 11, 2022
Gurrero is not having a bad season so far. He is batting .287 with 31 RBIs and 7 home runs so far this season. Gurrero’s batting average in his career as a pro thus far is way better than Jackson had as a pro. It may come as a surprise to some fans to know that Jackson’s batting average when he retired was just .250.
But Jackson was known more for his spectacular plays on the field, than his batting average. He will be more remembered for that than anything else he had done in his 8 years of playing.