A WQAM listener named Fish, now known as the Caller of the Century, rang the Joe Rose Show this morning, proclaiming one young Marlin — not Stanton — as the next Babe Ruth.
“Justin Bour in my opinion, that’s gonna be the next Babe Ruth, man,” Fish said. “I’ve never seen Babe Ruth play but from all the films I’ve watched in the 60s and 70s, this guy has got the same body as a Babe Ruth. I think he’s gonna give Giancarlo Stanton — that’s gonna be Roger Maris-Mickey Mantle all over again, brother. Peace out.”
In 65 at bats this season, the 27-year-old Bour has five home runs and 10 RBIs. Babe Jr. has homered in each of his last three games.