Monday, July 12, 2010

Home Run Derby Thread, 5p

This year's contestants:

  • Miguel "I got issues" Cabrera (22 HR)
  • Corey "Heard the sunglasses joke a million times" Hart (21)
  • Vernon "$126 million" Wells (19)
  • David "Still getting to the bottom of that steroids thing" Ortiz (18)
  • Matt "Nutsack" Holliday (16)
  • Nick "Spontaneous!" Swisher (15)
  • short Chris Young (15)
  • Hanley "I got my manager fired" Ramirez (13)

Home Run Derby (MLB.com)

Because We'll Watch Anything: Home Run Derby Thread, 5p (SoSG, 2009)

Josh Hamilton Is a Stud (SoSG, 2008) 2008

156 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

It wouldn't be right if I skipped out early so I could get home in time to see this and comment in the HRDT, would it?

Thought so.

Fred's Brim said...

DB, you have my permission to leave early. If you need me to sign your timesheet, let me know

Dusty Baker said...

I can't get enough of the Hart/sunglasses joke, and I reserve the right to just drive it into the ground.

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet. You're a great boss, FB!

Dusty Baker said...

Actually my real boss, were he in town, would quite likely encourage me to head to the bar and watch the HRD with him, to be fair.

Alex Cora said...

NUTSACK!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Nick "Tommy Bahama" Swisher?

Josh S. said...

I'm not skipping out early to watch, but I will be listening to the Derby on the radio during the drive home.

(Listening to a home run derby? Excuse me while I try to figure out if there's anything more pathetic.)

Dusty Baker said...

Listening to the Old Timers' Game on the radio would be more pathetic, Josh.

Spanky said...

Get off the Stage! Worst band of all time

Spanky said...

Aw Shit! Chris Berman. See you Tomorrow Peeps. I hate this fucker

Dusty Baker said...

Even more pathetic: watching it online b/c you got stuck on a conf call. *admits guilt*

Dusty Baker said...

Gotta go for Big Papi in this one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm going with Chris Young (outfielder).

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

It could be worse. Joe Morgan could also be ther....aaaaahhhhhH!!!! Joe Morgan is there. God dammit I hate both of these fuckers.

Steve Sax said...

How many times will berman use his back back back back back tired catchphrase?

Each time he does so, Stuart Scott should jump out of the bushes and scream BOO-YAH!!!

Dusty Baker said...

^ To clarify, I meant I'm pulling for Papi but not predicting that he wins.

NicJ said...

gotta go with Young here too, repping the NL west.

I hope Holliday hits enough HR's just to fuck up his swing enough to where he sucks for the series we play the Cards.

NicJ said...

Plus as Vin would tell you that Young is a fly ball hitter.

NicJ said...

not looking like a fly ball hitter so far.

NicJ said...

its crazy how many people are always short when trying to catch a fly ball.

NicJ said...

Young should have had billingsley throw to him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn. Not a good showing for Young.

Dusty Baker said...

Can someone just make a "Gettin' Miggy wid it" joke so we can get on with it?

NicJ said...

I remember last year that this HR derby would suck because of the stadium.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This has been a lackluster beginning. 3 home runs between the first two guys.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd almost take Charley Steiner over Berman to call this contest. At least it would be humourous listening to him trying to figure out if it was going out or not.

NicJ said...

They should have an Inside the park HR derby with all the MSB's participating.

Josh S. said...

I guess we're going to have to hear the terrifying truth.

Dusty Baker said...

Lots of Dodgers fans in the crowd. Represent, boys!

Dusty Baker said...

A year or two ago I suggested a MSB HR Derby to be called the Eddie Gaedel Classic. I like the inside the park HR contest idea, though.

NicJ said...

doubt many guys would want to run the bases that many times though.

NicJ said...

Knew i should have went with my gut and picked Hart.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn Hart looks good.

NicJ said...

back when i was watching holliday take BP at the ravine he almost hit the roof of the LFP a couple times.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARod was looking at him like, "Damn, I wish I still had that swing."

NicJ said...

AROD was looking at him thinking about himself, yeah thats a safe bet.

NicJ said...

thats a pretty good promotion by the brewers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I can't imagine why the Brewers would want to trade this guy.

Oh right, they have no money.

NicJ said...

MLASF, so when are the Lakers going to have the rally of 13,000 fans at Staples Center to let everyone know that Derek Fisher will not be taking his talents to south beach?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARod: "I've been working out more..."

On Cameron Diaz.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

ARod: "I'm in a better place now..."

Like Cameron Diaz.

NicJ said...

Nick Swisher can totally win this contest, he was made for it.

Oh wait, this isnt the biggest douchebag in the MLB contest? Never mind then.

Dusty Baker said...

I am against anyone representing the Yankees of New York, and quite vehemently so.

NicJ said...

Holliday saving all his HR's for the dodgers series i guess.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn. I was hoping Holliday would flame out.

Fred's Brim said...

Your commercial is primitive, yet so funky

Steve Sax said...

Holliday should go out there and shag some of the balls in the field. He needs the practice.

Fred's Brim said...

Saxy, will there be an ESPYs game thread?

karina said...

Big Papi looks good.

I'm rooting for Cabrerita.

Fred's Brim said...

i like the hoochie behind the plate, and so does the Nick Swisher lookalike next to her

Fred's Brim said...

Is Joe Morgan going to go into his "information is bad for a hitter" rant again?

NicJ said...

Will Ferrel an angels fan?

BOOOO

Fred's Brim said...

and Will Ferrell makes the Cory Hart joke

Curious Gene said...

Please stop talking to Will Farrell now.

karina said...

Si se puede, Cabrera!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least M-Cab knocks Holliday out.

Curious Gene said...

I think Holliday is actually a Terminator. Those dead eyes!

karina said...

Cabrera's seventh was awesome!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How I loathe you both, Berman and Morgan.

Curious Gene said...

Those kids out there suck. Srsly. I coulda caught that. C'mon, kids!

karina said...

@Curious Gene I think they are very brave, specially when they try to catch those hard lines.

Curious Gene said...

@karina I'm... I'm just jealous. I'm a small man, in some ways. A small, petty man.

Dusty Baker said...

I like how Papi "missed" that one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Every year I find it so strange how Berman orgasms over home runs at the Home Run Derby.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Looks like it'll be Papi and Hart.

Dusty Baker said...

I love our ability even to make fun of the kids trying to catch fly balls out there. Excellent work!

Dusty Baker said...

"Just drilled" seems to be Berman's phrase this year.

That's what I did to his old mammy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is that Chris Rose behind the PA mic?

Josh S. said...

Ryan Howard always says "ugly but effective?" He really shouldn't talk about himself so much.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Ortiz is gonna win this Derby. And then GAARP is gonna have hope.

Mr. Customer said...

Think we can we generate 100 comments for a HRDT?

Dusty Baker said...

They should refer to those kids on the field as "The Hollidays."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

M-Cab is tied with Hart, and Hart hasn't even gone yet. I think it's safe to say M-Cab is not sticking around.

Dusty Baker said...

Corey Hart may be uglier that Jayson Werth, beard for beard.

Dusty Baker said...

Sorry Karina. Now who are you pulling for?

Steve Sax said...

@FB 6:00p: ESPYs? What are those?

Josh S. said...

Miggy is out, isn't he?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wait, does Miggy have 12 or 13? I forgot.

Josh S. said...

12. He's out.

Dusty Baker said...

He never really got Miggy widdit.

*slaps self*

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Now I'm for Hart and/or Hanley. Go NL!

Dusty Baker said...

Let's give these shoe manufacturers some more free advertising.

Dusty Baker said...

God damn HanRam just crushed fuck out of that one.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Are they playing Empire State of Mind in the background?

Josh S. said...

I love how the ones that Berman says are WAY BACK always drop into the front row.

Dusty Baker said...

Good to see JHey there. Wish he were able to play CENTER FIELD.

Dusty Baker said...

Berman = Steiner

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is every Corey Hart homer sponsored by Geico or something?

Dusty Baker said...

That "Yikes!" Berman comment generated a third row HR.

NicJ said...

looks like they are being a little generous with the foul pole HR's

Dusty Baker said...

Do they have instant replay review for questionable HR calls?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That "way back to Santa Barbara" homer landed in the fourth row.

Dusty Baker said...

The PA guy got in HanRam's head.

Small Sample Size said...

They have umpires out there! Are they be rewarded for a job well done? I am thinking this is the group that continues to fuck up throughout the year. Your punishment will be as follows: You will be the fair/foul guy at the HRD. That is all.

Dusty Baker said...

Bad Beard Mode is out of rhythm.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hart's not going to make it. So go Hanley!

Dusty Baker said...

Pussy ass little kid! Catch it!

Dusty Baker said...

I think you meant love-40, not 40-love. Stick with baseball announcing.

Dusty Baker said...

That is one of the most hideous dresses I've ever seen. Erin Andrews, you Dodger hating skank, that is just awful. It looks like a peacock puked on you.

NicJ said...

speaking of that, one of my favorite parts of watching tennis is hearing the announcers make analogies about other sports they know nothing about. Like comparing Federer to one of the greatest closers in baseball "Manny Rivera" WTF?

NicJ said...

Erin Andrews = Annoying.

Josh S. said...

Furcal sighting before the commercial break.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I can't decide. It should be Ramirez, because he's the NL guy but you can't never rule out Big Papi on a power competition.

NicJ said...

Throw Rachel Nichols in that annoying group too, she always seems to be covering the OTHER team.

Dusty Baker said...

They're still talking about the shoes!!!

karina said...

I thought every guy just loved Erin Andrews.

(Dusty, I think she's a fan of the statement prints)

Dusty Baker said...

Pena has an interesting delivery.

NicJ said...

alright i think Papi has got this one.

Dusty Baker said...

Papi in a groove. I just think it would be a great story if he wins this considering all he went through last year (not that this translates to the real season, but still).

Dusty Baker said...

Guy representin' with a Brooklyn hat in the crowd.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm really missing those Forever Young Pepsi commercials...they were ubiquitous during last year's All-Star Week.

NicJ said...

That is a good question, why no honorary roster spot for Griffey?

Josh S. said...

They should just show the guys clowning around on the baselines. It's always the most entertaining part.

NicJ said...

I have only seen one dodger? did they have the rest of the guys selling rally monkeys in the stand or something. Where the hell are they?

NicJ said...

why the hell is Fidel Castro a TT on twitter? He isnt dead from what i can see.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Josh re "They should just show the guys clowning around on the baselines"

We saw enough of that during the Angels series, didn't we?

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

Fidel did an interview and has now made a few public appearances in the last week. Also some political prisoners were freed.

NicJ said...

Oh ok, at least he didnt make an announcement that he was going to be playing for the HEAT.

NicJ said...

LIMA TIME!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Papi dedicates the win to Lima Time. Kinda choked me up.

NicJ said...

Alright now on to the Taco Bell Legends and Celebrity Softball GT.

NicJ said...

aw fuck, Kruk is the NL manager.

Dusty Baker said...

Jennie Finch...oh....my.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh, the faux arguments in celebrity softball games. Why oh why do they torture us so?

NicJ said...

Piazza with his stupid mets hat.

Curious Gene said...

You know, I still don't like Goose because he hit Ron Cey in the head. I hold a grudge, I guess.

NicJ said...

god damn Henderson.

NicJ said...

Bean the stupid red sox fan.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, Piazza. It hurts to see you in that silly Mutts hat.

NicJ said...

this is getting ugly.

NicJ said...

PULL HER OUT KRUK!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Last two batters have taken Finch deep. I'd love to do that, too.

[I mean hit a HR off her, you perverts!]

Dusty Baker said...

Piazza does the splits to get that last out. He's going to have to hold a press conference to confirm that he still has his nads intact.

NicJ said...

GARVEY!!

Josh S. said...

Which of the sons was that?

NicJ said...

manny has looked like complete hell in his rehab starts so far BTW.

0-8 with 5 K's

NicJ said...

finch redeems herself.

NicJ said...

Wasnt andy richter wearing an Angels cap last year?

Why do i remember this?

Fred's Brim said...

catching up with the HR derby on DVR. They are playing a strange mix behind the hitters. There was something mixed with Push It by Salt n Peppa and now during Papi's final round, it's something over the hook to Thuggish Ruggish Bone by Bone Thugs. Not sure that would make me want to hit home runs

Fred's Brim said...

Also, I had to chuckle at Corey Hart shutting the bathroom door after coming up from the tunnel after hitting in the cage. He must have dropped the quality of deuce only a man from Milwaukee who consumes lots of bratwursts and stadium sauce can drop

Fred's Brim said...

i've just realized that David Ortiz is really Rowlf from the Muppet Show

Dusty Baker said...

I had missed that Corey Hart No. 2 moment, FB. Thx for filling me in.

Fred's Brim said...

if you have it recorded, it's worth checking out

Fred's Brim said...

and Hanley Ramirez just hit one to the Flipper Anderson monument!

Fred's Brim said...

Chuck Finley huh? I guess he's healed from his Tawny Kitaen-inflicted injuries

Fred's Brim said...

why am I watching this?
oh yeah, to see MC Hammer go yard off Jenny Finch, and see Dave Winfield hit on Marissa Miller

Dusty Baker said...

Who is Marissa Miller? I saw her, and looked a second then a third time, but I don't know who she is.

Dusty Baker said...

NL hasn't won ASG since Piazza hit that blast and won MVP. The trade to Mutts clearly has cursed the ASG for the NL. Dodgers need to make their peace with him and break this hex.

Spanky said...

Glad I missed this one. I would have destroyed my T.V. if I had listened to Sperman fawning over Ortiz. And I know he did,that frontrunner.

Special shout-out to FB on that Flipper Anderson name drop:FUCK YEAH!

Mr. Customer said...

I'm intrigued by the fact that LimeLight is browsing through year-old threads and leaving comments...

Morbid curiosity will certainly be my undoing some day.

Paul said...

Is Flipper still stuck in the tunnel at the medowlands?

Paul said...

Mr. C

Well I know two Limelight bars that are famous last call hangouts so it seems oddly fitting in my world.

Orel said...

Are we getting spammed? Please point me to the thread if so, thanks.

Mr. Customer said...

@orel

They didn't seem spammy, just tardy.


(2009 PGT 23, for example.)

Orel said...

Hmmm, suspickious (as Bugs would say). Thanks for the headsup.