HR Derby is about to start on ESPN. Who ya Got?
I'm gonna go with the homer pick and Cano.
It's all about the PRINCE!
Time to put the HR derby on mute. Chris Berman's voice is like hearing nails on a chalk board.
I'm loving the new distance tracker after every homerun
Fresh Prince of Detroit all the way!
Giancarlo Stanton participate the HR derby into weren't for his injury. He would be a huge favorite to win if he is healthy. Dude has the best raw power that I've seen
Fans seem disinterested.
Beltran goes first, hits 7.
Everybody post your favorite Chris Berman Hate-Tweets!
"I really look forward to Chris Berman's commentary, humor and voice" -MAYBE some guy in 1983, but no one since.
We all agree that hitting/injuring people in the
#HRDerby should be worth more HRs. Auto-win for hitting Chris Berman
Even on mute, Chris Berman is giving me a headache.
My child is 23 hours old and Chris Berman's yelling has already made him cry.
For obvious reasons, Chris Berman is no longer the play-by-play man for the Chiropractor Olympics.
If you press the SAP button on your remote control, Chris Berman amazingly sounds even more annoying in spanish.
Home Run Derby is like a trip to Applebee’s. Sounds good about once a year. And then you get there. Also, Chris Berman.
but I like Applebee's. I go to the one on the north side of AA after each home game I'm able to attend with my brothers & my pa.
I girl I used to work with who had previous employment at that fine restaurant chain told me that Applebee's gets extensive use from their microwaves. Any dish that is not fried or grilled is nuked.
I always think of Applebees as the restaurant that somebody always suggests when you don't know where to eat, but nobody actually chooses.
If the waitresses all looked like that girl from FNL, however, it's a different story.
Chris Berman is an excitable man.
I'm going with Inge.
Dammit man. I was about to make an Inge joke.
Imagine Inge and Raburn in a home run derby. We'd have Cartman talking about another Cripple Fight.
11 for Bautista, struggled at first, hit a couple dinky ground balls, but really turned it on with the gold ball.
Got the field over Cano/Bautista.
Come on, big money!!
Only 4 for CarGo.
To watch with Berman announcing. I dont need to hear back back back gone after every hr.
BUT HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS HIT!?
Or which direction it's going?
But he is a grown ass man. He hit some moon shots.
Josh Hamilton is doing mankind a tremendous service by attempting to distract Chris Berman from his normal duties.
After hearing he's was being interviewed by Berman
Don't get shut out. Don't be Brandon Inge.
I think my favorite part about the Derby is when ten kids fight to catch the ball causing it to drop in between all of them.
Am I the only one who's first thought when that happens is, "I TOTALLY could have caught that.." ?
Andrew McCutchen's 4 home runs are more than every other Pittsburgh Pirate ever in the HR Derby.
Bonds had a round of 2 and a 0, another Pirate had a 0. More competitors than home runs, before tonight.
4 for McCutchen
Chris Berman is awful, his schtick is old and overplayed. He makes the Derby nearly unwatchable, that said Go Prince!
Chris Berman peaked with his crazy rant.
Prince is officially beating Inge's home run derby total!
There will be no Inge jinx this year, with HR Derby.
Another home run from Prince lands in the water and floats harmlessly away. Very nice.
Also, at least as a collective mob, the kids in the outfield have decent range. I will say that.
Most violent swing I've seen
5 for Prince
Was rooting for the shutout there. Too bad.
I was gonna say that Prince's turn could've gone better, but Kemp just proved it certainly could've been worse.
C'mon, Cano....hit three. My interest in the Derby falls off a cliff when the Tigers' rep is eliminated.
Also, am I crazy or are the Tigers the only team in the ASG commercial with two players in it?
I love the Bronx cheer for Cano...
With the boos of cano
These KC fans are disgraceful. They play in a wretched stadium which is always empty, and haven't been relevant in years. Billy Butler has no reason to be an all star in the first place. Cano made the right choices. KC is the arm pit of the major leagues.
I don't like how a group of fans root for a player to fail in the derby just because he didn't pick their only all star for the derby. I feel bad for Cano. Put yourself in his shoes.
I live in KC all that was talked about this week on the radio and their fox sports coverage is how Cano didn't pick Butler. Nothing to do with him being a Yankee.
Dude, that just made the derby interesting. Loving the KC fans right now.
Agreed, for all the scrubs that Yankees fans have voted into the All-Star game over the years it's only poetic justice that someone like Billy Butler finally gets a chance with the nation watching.
Maybe if you're a team like the Tigers you'd have a beef with that. Kansas City, however, has gotten in a lot more "scrubs" than the Yankees have based on the one player per team rule alone. Who on the Yankees over the past 15 years has been such an atrocious fan pick?
How about Russel Martin last year almost beating out Avila, or Mark Texeira any of the last 2-3 years. Or Derek Jeter a few years ago while he was hitting .230 . Yankees fans have consistently sent players to the All-star game that haven't deserved it.
Russell Martin wasn't a fan vote and Mark Teixeira hasn't been selected since 2009 when he led the American League in home runs and RBIs.
It happens plenty. I can't name a ton off my head right now (I think ARod made a couple he shouldn't have).
But, this year is one of the worst, granted it's not a Yankee: Mike Napoli.
How about Granderson over Jackson this year?
Granderson has 23 HRs at the break. I think Jackson is more deserving but the point I'm trying to make is that Yankees fans don't stuff the ballot for "scrubs" who don't belong near the All-Star game. Not saying that every Yankee All-Star starter deserved to be a starter, but I don't think the All-Star game has been littered with Yankees having non-All-Star worthy years over the past 15 or so years.
So put him in the Derby. Jackson won the Fielding Bible and is second in BA. Granderson is leading the all star game in strike outs, and batting last. Jackson would be leading off as a sub for Trout. Home field is at stake.
Cheering louder for outs than HRs.
Shit man. Are you serious?
Cano is a grown man. He can handle it.
Billy Butler deserves to be an All-Star. He has really good numbers this year, and one more RBI than Cano, btw.
Yeah....anybody who watches baseball knows Billy Butler isn't some schmuck. Man has been a very good player for a few years and he's only 26. I'd gladly take him on my team.
He should have picked Butler. That would have been a great gesture allowing a guy to do the HR Derby in his home ballpark. It's a silly competition with nothing riding on it. Pick the home town guy. It's not like he has 5 home runs. He has 16 and he's a pretty damn good hitter.
This bullshit makes it unbearable. Cano sucks it up and everyone has to go up there and pat him on the ass and give him a gatorade. Just swing the bat.
EDIT: Ugh, Granderson and Sabathia go out there for their egos to talk to Cano's dad.
Kemp with one, Cano shut out. There goes my pick.
Beltran, Trumbo, Fielder and Bautista advancing.
Cano just got struck out by his old man.
A pretty bad choke.
The shutout! Of Cano!
That was hilarious.
Gotta love it.
Prince getting into the groove now.
Prince is heating up ...
Kruk going to town on the ribs...
Figures that while they're interviewing George Brett, Kruk's fat ass is wolfing down ribs right next to him.
"Lady, I'm not an athlete, I'm a ballplayer."
Prince is putting on a show this round.
Prince is tearing it up, making up for the low first round total.
Prince is hitting bombs! Go tiger's
At least five into the water so far for Fielder......and one into a suite.
Jeebus. Kruk's got like a conveyor belt between the rib tray and his mouth.
The derby is actually pretty lame. Terrible commentary, boring interviews, the awful visual of Kruk stuffing his face with meat, and the occasional homerun in between. The only good part has been the Cano trolling.
Kruk stuffing his face with meat was hilarious, he should've gotten a scoreboard graphic for that performance.
It was decent, but let's not get carried away. He's no Costanza with hot fudge.
and also Prince launching objects into water.
I was enjoying the Home Run Derby until they showed the NCAA Football commercial with Desmond Howard in an ohio uniform. I also threw my TV out of the window. Please update on Prince!
I think it's actually funny to see the guys actually eating the BBQ. Usually, when someone does that on a show they all sit there and comment on it and not one person ever actually eats a damn thing. Adam Jones was just loitering by the table.
Loitering shmoitering, he was tryna get himself some of that rib action before Kruk snarfed them all.
is my favorite two word combination in this thread.
YES YES YES
Prince advances to the finals against either Trumbo or Bautista.
Prince needs to win so he can pick Cabby to be in the Derby next year as well.
How many times have you heard back back back back back. Nope not out?
Man, do I love rooting for Detroit over Toronto. It's just so perfect.
I just hope Prince doesn't go into a hellacious slump because of this.
Prince killing it
Prince has decided to take off & nuke the planet from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Dammit Prince, he already has two outs...
how many outs in the final round?
I believe 10, same as the other rounds.
I've always loved KC's scoreboard. Very unique.
I haven't been there since they renovated but even the old scoreboard looked great, fun place to see a game, unfortunately the day I was there Greinke shut down the Tigs and it was insanely hot.
I was there a few months ago and it's hard to believe Kauffman is as old as it is. They did a really nice job on the renovation.
It's always been a pretty nice ballpark. Hard to believe it was built in the 1970s when all the awful circular cookie-cutter stadiums were going up.
Here's an early view of the scoreboard. I love the "mug shot":
One of those kids in the outfield is going to get brained trying to catch one of his line drives.
"Fuhril?" -joey bats
they didn't count one of them that was clearly over the wall. It was pretty obvious on the replay, announcers were dumbfounded as to why it wasn't a hr.
I see ya big fella!
Dubstep and baseball. It sounds as bad on my tv as it did in my imagination...
Not just dubstep and baseball, really bad dubstep and baseball.
12 home runs for Prince. The only thing that makes this better is if Chris Berman now goes silent and tries to count how many times he has used the word "back" in the last hour or so.
This is going to be really close.
lol I'm so glad you were wrong. when Berman kept saying "he needs seven!" I was thinking "oh god he needs 7 total, he's got 6 right now." then when he hit no. 7 & Berman goes "he needs six!" I went " ... you son of a bitch. what was I worried about? thanks CHRIS."
YES.....way to go Prince!!
Prince is a man
Way to go Prince...way to rep Detroit!!
The Tigers winning streak is still in tact.