Monday, July 11, 2011

Home Run Derby Thread, 5p

This year's participants:

  • Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
  • Robinson Cano, Yankees
  • Prince Fielder, Brewers
  • Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
  • Matt Holliday, Cardinals
  • Matt Kemp, Dodgers
  • David Ortiz, Red Sox
  • Rickie Weeks, Brewers

This is what Matt Kemp will be wearing @ The Home Run Derby (VSIMH)
Home Run Derby balls to have real gold (MLB.com)

From "Dodgers' Kemp adds Derby to All-Star itinerary" by Ken Gurnick at Dodgers.com:

Kemp said one of the benefits of being named to participate is the chance to bring a personal batting-practice pitcher. He's chosen Rob Flippo, now in his 10th season as the club's bullpen catcher and batting-practice thrower.

"It's funny, for the past three years I've been telling Flip that if I ever go, I'm taking him with me, and it's finally happening," Kemp said. "He's excited, too. He's always the one throwing to me, getting me ready every game."

UPDATE from Sax (5:15p): Gotta love ESPN's web coverage of this event, which clearly isn't being moderated (see below):

49 comments:

MR.F said...

Go Bison!!!!

Josh S. said...

No sliders away, Flip!

Orel said...

The dramatic tension is palpable.

Roberto Baly said...

BISON FTW!

Fernie V said...

Adrian Gonzalez looks like my neighbor

Marla World Peace said...

I do not care for Chris Berman.

You're with me, disdain.

Marla World Peace said...

I think Kruk actually put on ten pounds in the Arizona heat.

Fernie V said...

It's the food in Phoenix, it is so damn hot all there is to do is eat.

Marla World Peace said...

Taco Bell wants Adrian to win so bad. Like, rilly, rilly, rilly bad.

Steve Sax said...

Marla: Check out the updated post for a tidbit on Berman

Jason said...

Nut Shot now up for glorified BP.

Marla World Peace said...

Berking Man Lancefuck!

Steve Sax said...

AGon ends up with 9 in the first round

Spank said...

ESPN: Bunch of ass kissers. Que te laves las nalgas pinche Berman.

Marla World Peace said...

Nutshot finishes it out with five.

Spank said...

I don't think i've ever seen a black,amish person before. #Fielder

Marla World Peace said...

Anyone trimmer than John Kruk is in great shape.

Marla World Peace said...

AL is going to pants us.

Marla World Peace said...

"This one is up to the space station..."

I strongly loathe you, Berman.

Jason said...

Fuck Shane Victorino.

Spank said...

*spits at screen*

Marla World Peace said...

I hate that guy.

Spank said...

I'm bailing out of this bullshit.

Fernie V said...

How many former or farm system dodgers are there today.

Marla World Peace said...

"...may not have enough"

That thing landed 100 feet short of the fence.

Shut. Up. Berman.

Marla World Peace said...

Rickie Weeks on pace for the "Brandon Inge Thanks for Showing Up" Award.

Marla World Peace said...

At least the NL has not put too much pressure on Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

Can we put Berman on the space station for a while?

Steve Sax said...

Three home runs, Richie?!?!?!

Weeks sauce.

Marla World Peace said...

I for one welcome our new AL overlords.

Marla World Peace said...

Jered Weaver says the swings being put out there "looks effortless."

So far the last two batters have combined for five homers.

Steve Sax said...

bautista has two HRs and eight outs already

Steve Sax said...

make that nine outs

Marla World Peace said...

Okay, make that seven.

Marla World Peace said...

That officially eliminates Weeks.

Marla World Peace said...

This is not going well.

Orel said...

ugh

Jason said...

Kemp avoids pulling a Jason Bay by not putting up a zero.

Marla World Peace said...

That sucked ass.

Steve Sax said...

well, that was kind of an embarrassing entry from the Bison.

At least he got two gold balls (so to speak)

Steve Sax said...

Maybe Holliday will have to excuse himself from the second round with a nutshot injury.

Orel said...

Total ignominy avoided. NPUT.

Josh S. said...

I didn't know they had RISP in the home run derby.

Marla World Peace said...

Prince clinches the homer-off.

Marla World Peace said...

Twitter's broken. The last tweet I have is from Molly Knight, so I'm assuming it's her fault.

#MNightSlamathon

Steve Sax said...

"Holliday, Ortiz and Fielder are curently in a swing-off tiebreaker." -- mlb.com

Arizona females, beware.

Steve Sax said...

I blame Rob Filippo

Marla World Peace said...

I'm going to love Fielder when he becomes a Dodgers.

(cries)

Marla World Peace said...

At least that's over with.