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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    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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    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.
    It's all fun and games until someone gets mauled.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plus Plus View Post
    This is pretty offensive.

    This is a family website and having graphic posts about dogs mauling children has no place here.
    This is what I really meant.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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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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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Ditch the derby.

    If we must have an All Star break (I vote we skip it completely), play the futures game on Monday night, the All Star Game on Tuesday and a double header of AAA and AA All Star Games on Wednesday. Back to real games on Thursday. Never figured out why they added that extra day anyhow.
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    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    And around the stretch they come!
    Last edited by Raisor; 07-14-2013 at 04:36 PM.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Ditch the derby.

    If we must have an All Star break (I vote we skip it completely), play the futures game on Monday night, the All Star Game on Tuesday and a double header of AAA and AA All Star Games on Wednesday. Back to real games on Thursday. Never figured out why they added that extra day anyhow.
    I like this. Almost.

    I love the derby, though I could do with Berman.

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    One request:

    Demand Berman to tone it back, back, back, back, back. Way back.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    The derby in Cincinnati is going to be all sorts of fun. Landmarks a plenty.
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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    One request:

    Demand Berman to tone it back, back, back, back, back. Way back.
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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Fangraphs had a Derby post today, they suggested making the winner be by whoever hits the farthest home run. That way the players shoot for more impressive home runs, instead of getting a bunch of second basemen and stuff in there who win by scraping a bunch over the wall.

    More Cespedeses and Stantons, less Canos and Ugglas.
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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    The derby in Cincinnati is going to be all sorts of fun. Landmarks a plenty.
    Alvarez or Davis might hit one to Covington. On a fly.

    Someone might finally win the damn Tundra.

    I'm so glad there is not a game thread for this, but here I am commenting. . I've watched it for 5 minutes during commercials for Diners, Drive Ins and Dives (perhaps the finest show EVER on TV) and find it completely boring.

    Maybe it's just Berman? Or maybe it's that when there are so many HR's then they're not so special?

    I did enjoy watching Bryce Harper's dad trying to strike him out with cut fastballs though what a thrill for his dad, pitching to his son in the ASG HR contest. Can you imagine that?

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Fangraphs had a Derby post today, they suggested making the winner be by whoever hits the farthest home run. That way the players shoot for more impressive home runs, instead of getting a bunch of second basemen and stuff in there who win by scraping a bunch over the wall.

    More Cespedeses and Stantons, less Canos and Ugglas.
    Love that idea. If its a contest, make it strongest man, not a marathon.

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    Re: Fix The Derby?

    AJ Burnett tweeting to Andrew McCutchen:

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    Watch out!, Chapman might drill you from there!



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