Giancarlo Stanton wears stars-and-stripes arm sleeve, hits huge homer

Around Major League Baseball on this Memorial Day, players and teams everywhere showed their appreciation for the U.S military by wearing special hats and uniforms with a dose of camouflage.

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton took things a step further, donning a stars-and-stripes arm sleeve. It got plenty of attention as Stanton had a big day at the plate. He muscled a mammoth homer to center field and had three hits on the day, accounting for two RBIs in the Marlins' 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals.

Stanton's homer was his 15th on the season, which leads the National League and trails only Nelson Cruz of the Baltimore Orioles by one for most in MLB. While there's no reason to doubt Stanton's power normally, doesn't he look like even more daunting with a skin-tight arm sleeve? 

Considering the stars and stripes and the huge display of power, we couldn't help but think of one song in particular as Stanton trotted around the bases. Whatcha gonna do, NL East, when Giancarlo Stanton runs wild on you?

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