I said the same thing last year but 12 months later it’s even worse. The HR Derby is lifeless. Despite Chris Berman’s squawking out a zillion fake excited HR calls I could care less.
Remember when the HR Derby was an event?
Maybe it was the novelty of the event or because everyone was juiced out of their mind. But nowadays the Derby is like the Slam Dunk contest - although the Dunk contest has gotten a little more interesting now that they’re jumping over cars and stuff.
I still think it could be cool to add a skills competition to All-Star festivities.
For instance they could have catchers competing against each other in throwing to second base to cut down a runner measured in speed and accuracey. OF’ers could make throws into a bucket just like they do on that old Tom Emanski DVD.
It would be a huge logistical headache with addtl players there skills competition only but it could be cool to see.
Fan Who Gave Back Jeter’s Ball is a Moron
I’m sorry but I can’t wrap my brain around how someone could make the decision to hand a ball back FOR FREE when the initial estimate was 250K.
Maybe he was drunk or didn’t realize what it was worth? It sure makes a nice story that a loyal Yankee fan gave Jeter’s ball back for free but he’s gonna regret it … probably as soon as rent is due