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    Fix The Derby?

    Seems like the home run derby would be a lot more exciting to watch if they put the TRUE leading homerun hitters in each year instead of letting a captain pick them. Hard to believe the Big Donkey has never participated in one.

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    it's a big bore fest...just make it go away...

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago View Post
    it's a big bore fest...just make it go away...
    Amen! I have yet to watch one since it's inception. But then I've been pretty sour on the AS game for many years too. It's a joke as long as it's lineups, who does and doesn't deserve to be there, are dictated by fan voting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago View Post
    it's a big bore fest...just make it go away...
    Fellows, you can just not watch it...

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Yes it's like the dunk contest in the NBA. It was nice at first but got old really fast.
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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    I used to love it when it was Big Mac, Griffey, Bonds, Sosa. But now it's not nearly as good. Even though Hamilton's performance in old Yankee stadium still is pretty awesome.

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    Cartoon baseball for kids is what it is.

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    The Home Run Derby was cool when it was a half hour TV show between 2 players in black and white with re-runs on ESPN. Since that time it has just been lame.

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumstead View Post
    The Home Run Derby was cool when it was a half hour TV show between 2 players in black and white with re-runs on ESPN. Since that time it has just been lame.

    Bum
    They should do re runs of that instead of letting Berman sound like an idiot for 2 hours. The interviews with the players while the other guys were hitting were awesome.

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    They should do re runs of that instead of letting Berman sound like an idiot for 2 hours.
    Just 2? I thought it went 3 hours. Although it may have seemed like it goes 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Just 2? I thought it went 3 hours. Although it may have seemed like it goes 3.
    Honestly, I haven't watched it in years. I don't think I've watched it since Griffey was a participant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Cartoon baseball for kids is what it is.
    Fitting that they let a cartoon character do the play-by-play.
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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    My suggestion is to place a couple attack dogs at home plate. When a player hits a ball in the field of play, unleash the dogs to maul whichever kid snags it.

    2 Pit Bulls dragging a terrified kid across the outfield, with the screams and the blood and the other kids running for their lives, now that's prime time.
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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofStLouis View Post
    My suggestion is to place a couple attack dogs at home plate. When a player hits a ball in the field of play, unleash the dogs to maul whichever kid snags it.

    2 Pit Bulls dragging a terrified kid across the outfield, with the screams and the blood and the other kids running for their lives, now that's prime time.
    humor?

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofStLouis View Post
    My suggestion is to place a couple attack dogs at home plate. When a player hits a ball in the field of play, unleash the dogs to maul whichever kid snags it.

    2 Pit Bulls dragging a terrified kid across the outfield, with the screams and the blood and the other kids running for their lives, now that's prime time.
    This is pretty offensive.

    This is a family website and having graphic posts about dogs mauling children has no place here.
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