Photo: Michael Morse's prodigious batting practice power

Several Mariners reporters were abuzz Sunday during the club's first session of batting practice, as newly acquired outfielder Michael Morse apparently put on a Pedro Cerrano-esque light show. One blast in particular seemed to draw more oohs and ahhs than the rest. And here's a picture to show how far that ball traveled. 

Again, this is batting practice. So it's sure to draw some lame comment from a cynic like,  "Who cares? I could hit one that far in batting practice." Only, you can't. That's big-league power, and few in the world possess it.

Also, considering no one on the Mariners hit more than 20 homers last year and Morse hit 31 for the Nationals in 2011, there is good reason for Mariners fans to love this picture. 

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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