Random rantings and ravings about the Los Angeles Dodgers, written by a small consortium of rabid Dodger fans. With occasional comments on baseball, entertainment, pop culture, and life in general.
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)
Keep your eyes on Mauer. He's sneaky.
Dingers! Dingers! Dingers!
Nelson Cruz: 11 Homers
I'm obviously WAY overpaying State Farm for my insurance.
I think this event lost its shock value when they were hitting them out of Milwaukee
Prince Fielder: 11 Homers.
More solo shots than a boys' school dorm?
I'm not quite sure how they could be anything other than solo-shots.
The 2009 Home Run Derby, brought to you by Julie Hibbard!
Erin Andrews interviews Derek Jeter. The heads of fanboys and fangirls across the country explode.
Brandon Inge will not be advancing. Zero HRs.
Brandon Inge: 0 HomersBet those Bran-Torino fans are so glad they voted for him
NL West represent!
Joe "I would rather be watching 'The Bachelorette' " Buck
Why can't Joe Buck ever talk to a competent color-guy?
Adrian Gonzalez: 2 Homers
Adrian not exactly beaming there.
I can't wait for Dodger Stadium to host the All Star Game. Oh wait, everyone hates the NL West. Nevermind.
Josh Hamilton is not afraid to share his religious views with us.
Because religious sports figures are just unheard of these days.
Carlos Pena: 5 HomersBrandon Inge is officially eliminated.
I voted Mauer but my heart says Pujols is el hombre of this Home Run derby.(checking out everything late)
Hmmm, Ryan Howard is hatless. Repeat, hatless.
Excuse me, but where the hell is Andre Ethier in that Gatorade "Walk-off home runs of 2009" commercial?Is he a Powerade guy?
I could do without the streaky tracker graphic.
Does Victorino have the express written permission of MLB?
Ryan Howard: 7 HomersAdrian Gonzalez is officially eliminated.
A-Gon is gone.
That's all we'll see of the Dodgers tonight.
When did the Home Run Derby turn into an NHL game?
So if there is a Home Run Derby thread, i guess there'll be an All Star Game thread.
What's the point of the home run tracker if it doesn't follow the ball for the entire time?
Did you hear how that ball sounded? (when they showed Pujols in the batting cage)
Joe Mauer: 5 HomersTies with Carlos Pena.Cruz, Fielder, and Howard move on.
Don't screw up, Albert.
Maybe Albert should take some steroids.
The camera angles make the ball seem to go a lot further than it actually does.
Do you know what i love from the Home Run Derby?kids running around the field.
Better late than never.
Albert Pujols: 5 Homers.Ties with Mauer and Pena, forcing a bat-off.
That was fan interference.
Will Fleitch posted a link for a drinking game:http://tinyurl.com/nk2mc2
Pena: One playoff homer
Joe Mauer: O playoff homersMauer is eliminated
Albert Pujols: 2 homersPujols advances
Albert's got no shot.
You can see how the Home Run Derby can mess with your swing mechanics.
Howard's in the zone.
Manny would fare horribly in the Home Run Derby.
Watching Cruz and Fielder really lets you know how much Pujols struggled.
Cruz is going to the final round.
Looks like it's going to be Cruz and Fielder.
Fielder's the winner.
An NL player wins the Home Run Derby. This bodes well for tomorrow.
Like I said, watch out for that Prince. He's sneaky.
I don't think Prince sneaks anywhere.
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.
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