Monday, July 13, 2009

Because We'll Watch Anything: Home Run Derby Thread, 5p

Who will win the Home Run Derby?
Nelson Cruz
Prince Fielder
Adrian Gonzalez
Ryan Howard
Brandon Inge
Joe Mauer
Carlos Pena
Albert Pujols
  
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MLB.com's Home Run Derby page
Field set, Derby promises to thrill (MLB.com)
Past participants deny Derby curse (MLB.com)
Mascot Home Run Derby adds to fun (MLB.com)

57 comments:

rbnlaw said...

Keep your eyes on Mauer. He's sneaky.

Josh S. said...

Dingers! Dingers! Dingers!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Nelson Cruz: 11 Homers

Julie Hibbard said...

I'm obviously WAY overpaying State Farm for my insurance.

Andrew said...

I think this event lost its shock value when they were hitting them out of Milwaukee

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Prince Fielder: 11 Homers.

Orel said...

More solo shots than a boys' school dorm?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm not quite sure how they could be anything other than solo-shots.

Orel said...

The 2009 Home Run Derby, brought to you by Julie Hibbard!

Orel said...

Erin Andrews interviews Derek Jeter. The heads of fanboys and fangirls across the country explode.

Orel said...

Brandon Inge will not be advancing. Zero HRs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Brandon Inge: 0 Homers

Bet those Bran-Torino fans are so glad they voted for him

Orel said...

NL West represent!

Orel said...

Joe "I would rather be watching 'The Bachelorette' " Buck

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why can't Joe Buck ever talk to a competent color-guy?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Adrian Gonzalez: 2 Homers

Orel said...

Adrian not exactly beaming there.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't wait for Dodger Stadium to host the All Star Game. Oh wait, everyone hates the NL West. Nevermind.

Orel said...

Josh Hamilton is not afraid to share his religious views with us.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Because religious sports figures are just unheard of these days.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Carlos Pena: 5 Homers

Brandon Inge is officially eliminated.

karina said...

I voted Mauer but my heart says Pujols is el hombre of this Home Run derby.

(checking out everything late)

Orel said...

Hmmm, Ryan Howard is hatless. Repeat, hatless.

Josh S. said...

Excuse me, but where the hell is Andre Ethier in that Gatorade "Walk-off home runs of 2009" commercial?

Is he a Powerade guy?

Josh S. said...

I could do without the streaky tracker graphic.

Josh S. said...

Does Victorino have the express written permission of MLB?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ryan Howard: 7 Homers

Adrian Gonzalez is officially eliminated.

Josh S. said...

A-Gon is gone.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That's all we'll see of the Dodgers tonight.

Orel said...

When did the Home Run Derby turn into an NHL game?

karina said...

So if there is a Home Run Derby thread, i guess there'll be an All Star Game thread.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's the point of the home run tracker if it doesn't follow the ball for the entire time?

karina said...

Did you hear how that ball sounded? (when they showed Pujols in the batting cage)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Joe Mauer: 5 Homers

Ties with Carlos Pena.

Cruz, Fielder, and Howard move on.

Orel said...

Don't screw up, Albert.

Orel said...

Maybe Albert should take some steroids.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The camera angles make the ball seem to go a lot further than it actually does.

karina said...

Do you know what i love from the Home Run Derby?kids running around the field.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Better late than never.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Albert Pujols: 5 Homers.

Ties with Mauer and Pena, forcing a bat-off.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was fan interference.

karina said...

Will Fleitch posted a link for a drinking game:

http://tinyurl.com/nk2mc2

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pena: One playoff homer

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Joe Mauer: O playoff homers

Mauer is eliminated

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Albert Pujols: 2 homers

Pujols advances

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Albert's got no shot.

Orel said...

You can see how the Home Run Derby can mess with your swing mechanics.

Orel said...

Howard's in the zone.

Orel said...

Manny would fare horribly in the Home Run Derby.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Watching Cruz and Fielder really lets you know how much Pujols struggled.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Cruz is going to the final round.

Orel said...

Looks like it's going to be Cruz and Fielder.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fielder's the winner.

Orel said...

An NL player wins the Home Run Derby. This bodes well for tomorrow.

rbnlaw said...

Like I said, watch out for that Prince. He's sneaky.

Mr. Customer said...

I don't think Prince sneaks anywhere.

rbnlaw said...

Ha!
Right you are, but I hear he's first for seconds from the post-game spread.

The HR Derby clocked in at around 3 hours; just about the average game time. Think there's the potential for injury with the sluggers?
I know there's ennui with the viewers.