Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
Jason Bay? Hee-Seop Choi? They're good players, but they don't belong in the Home Run Derby. And Ivan Rodriguez only has 6 home runs for the season! I believe this whole international HRD is just to take the focus of the usual juiced up long ballers that usually dominate the competitions. Most of the first half leaders in home runs aren't even in the competition. Bring back the old format, this one stinks.
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1295 times:
Venezuela Representin with Bobby Abreu
I really thought he was done for the night after 24 homer, even with 6 he qualified to the finals and completly blew everyone away at the end. To finish with 41 in one night is incredible, some don;t even hit that in a whole season
Talking to my friends back home I have to say everyone is so proud of him
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
While watching Abreu hit 24 batting practice pitches out of the park was somewhat compelling, the thing that really amazed me was how often Chris Berman keeps reminding what a complete idiot he (Berman) is. Enough of the "going, going, gone" bit when the ball goes 100' beyond the wall. And way more than enough of the "Oh-to-be-young again McDowell" crap.
Berman never fails to remind me that there is at least one baseball TV announcer/analyst worse than Tim McCarver.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1261 times:
Maybe I just don't get it. What's so exciting aboput seeing major-league sluggers blasting BP pitches out of the park? Want an impressive home run derby? Get Mariano and Johan up there, then the HRs would be a feat.
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller