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Ding Dong Derby

Tonight gives the home run derby. Open Thread for All-Star festivities and whatever whatnot’s on your mind.


1 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2013 7:11 pm

Robbie brought his dad along again. That's cool. I thought he might have Hughes throw to him.

2 thelarmis   ~  Jul 15, 2013 7:23 pm

My brother is there with my middle nephew, who's a good ball player himself. Got free tickets through work...

3 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2013 7:46 pm

Céspedes is killin' it!

4 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2013 8:10 pm

Hey, Bryce. Get of my lawn! And put a cap on while you're at it! ; )

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2013 8:29 pm

A Mo interview during Cano's ab. Praise be to Mo.

6 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2013 8:32 pm

Robbie didn't have it. 4 homers. Save it for the 2nd half.

7 bp1   ~  Jul 15, 2013 8:52 pm

[1] Best comment I heard in a LONG time. Hughes .... heh heh heh ... man. Got me laughing (and sighing). He sure can give up the long ball.

8 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2013 9:26 pm

[7] Agreed. Hysterical!

Deadspin has some sad reporting on the reaction to all the Spanish interviews..sigh..

(4) What was with Bryce's hair? Not watching here.

9 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2013 9:29 pm

[8] Just a crazy ass gelled up faux hawk. I wish I didn't know what faux hawk
means. : )

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2013 9:36 pm

[9] Hmm...lot of pun potential with 'faux hawk' but I think will pass. :)

11 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2013 9:45 pm

It's crazy that Bryce's back foot is off the ground when he makes contact with the ball. Some national game showed a bunch of slow mos and then a clip of Roberto Clemente doing the same thing. Quite an approach.

12 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2013 9:55 pm

Good on Céspedes. He has some scary freakin' power.

13 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 15, 2013 10:10 pm

One Question: Why isn't Céspedes playing outfield for the NY Yankees.

They had a shot.

The list grows:

Chris Davis


14 RIYank   ~  Jul 16, 2013 3:29 am

I can't remember why Chris Davis didn't sign with the NYY when he was first drafted. Not a high enough round? Wanted to play JuCo first?

I can't get upset about missing Darvish. They reasonably worried that he was going to be Daisuke. And A-Jax isn't very good, so that doesn't bother me either. Same with Jesus. Mark Melancon is a decent relief pitcher but not in the same class as D-Rob or Claiborne.

I do wish they had raided the piggy bank for Cespedes. Goddam A-Rod.

15 The Mick536   ~  Jul 16, 2013 6:46 am

Dunk. Punt, Pass and Kick. Silliness that bespoils the game. People come out for it. Nothing better to do with their time. Read a book. Help fix the world. But don't watch this nonsense.

16 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 16, 2013 7:08 am

[14] and damn Hank Steinbrenner while you're at it. The one executive decision he makes and screws it and the whole team up royally for years.

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