El Sluggo’s will be mashing balls over the fence tonight in Arizona with Chris Berman calling the action. Hide the children.
Happy All-Star festivities to ya.
[Painting by Liam Brazier]
Robbie's in the Doiby. Reason enough to watch.
yeah i never turn in. but i want to root for robbie!
Man, Robbie is crushing it. Outlandish shots.
did he get tired at the end? or just trying too hard? he's got such an awesome swing.
Cano has the four longest home runs so far. bautista's pitcher isn't doing a good job of throwing meatballs.
Cano's dad is pitching to him. How cool is that?
Nomar might actually be worse than Boomer.
 That cannot be possible. I can't watch anything tha has Chris Berman as the announcer.
ESPN didn't use to be this bad when I was still in the US..at least, I can't remember it being that bad...
Oh, and Huge middle finger to Arizona for (comment deleted due to violation of Banter guidelines).
And BOO to A. Gonzalez! Go Go CANO!
Ok, ok...I just happened to tune in and catch the last five minutes of Robbie hitting and I admit it, it's fun to watch homeruns sometimes.
That was impressive. :)
Cano was unreal good. i mean my god.
No surprise with Cano...I get to see that display every time I get to Yankee Stadium in time for batting practice.
Good Lord, Berman is annoying.
 I know. Man, out of all the dirty mofos from ESPN that have been caught out there doing dumb shit, how the eff has he survived? He's such a douchebag.
I love Cano's father's intensity.
Did Scott Proctor trade arms with Torre?
that was a show. awesome.
Robbie Cano, dontcha know!
I know he doesn't walk and I know he sometimes blanks out in the field but Cano is just a joy to watch. One of my favorite Yankees ever (though still partial to Willie at 2B!)
 Darn, you beat me to the punch.
What a great show. He's been wanting to do this for years. Now we know why.
God that was enjoyable
I went to a bar in East Providence to hear live jazz and they had the derby on. I believe this is the first time I've watched it. I have to agree with Weeping: I don't really love the whole idea of it, but it turns out it's very satisfying to watch all those orbs sail their parabolic way into the night.
And all the more satisfying, of course, when Rob crushes the Boston competition.
Robinson looked unbeatable.
 How twisted were the Sox fans in East Providence when Cano beat this years favorite?
I only hope that he hasn't depleted the swing bank for the rest of the year.
 The research is pretty clear - no such that as a Derby Effect. (Derek Carty at Baseball Prospectus had a piece on this, earlier today IIRC.)
The look on his dad's face was priceless - and Torre looked pretyy proud, too! This was an awesome Derby to watch!
Love me some Cano. Some Yankee, mabye Martin said last week he knew Cano would win. He said something like, "I've seen him in bp, he's unreal."
 I'd love to say they were fuming, but in fact they were all paying more attention to the music. My son and I were pretty nearly the only ones watching the derby.
Now we need a 3K inning from D-Rob and the A-S break will be a success.
Here's Papi giving props to Rob. Very cool.
Old-School Banter Scroll
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 3.88)
LHP Mark Buehrle (10-6, 2.86)
7:05 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network
RHP Shane Greene (2-1, 2.79)
RHP Drew Hutchison (6-9, 4.54)
1:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
RHP Chase Whitley (4-3, 4.60)
LHP J.A. Happ (8-5, 4.55)
1:05 p.m., YES Network and TBS
Baseball Think Factory
MLB Trade Rumors
Lo Hud Yankees Blog
This Isn't Happiness
Everyday I Show