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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    They could do it like the MVP 2005 game and do it by distance.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Or combine it and stick the best defenders out by the wall to try and catch them.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    I think a skills competition would be great, but I still don't mind watching the HR Derby. Maybe it's because my latest memory is of Abreu going absolutely nuts last year and then basically having a power outage for the rest of the regular season.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    I think they should let the baseball all stars do a slam dunk competition.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
    I think they should let the baseball all stars do a slam dunk competition.
    lol, my money's on Gary Matthews Jr. after this week.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    I bet Big Papi can slam it in from the free throw line.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    I'm sure Dunn would much prefer being on the boat in the Bahamas than being invited to the Home Run Derby.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by dburke1337
    I think a skills competition would be great,
    Until your starting shortstop throws his arm out in one and misses the last half of the season.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Guys, come on.

    Where else are you gonna get a chance to hear Chris Berman go "back, back, back, back" a few hundred times an hour?
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Guys, come on.

    Where else are you gonna get a chance to hear Chris Berman go "back, back, back, back" a few hundred times an hour?

    It's during that hour I wish I was 100% deaf.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Guys, come on.

    Where else are you gonna get a chance to hear Chris Berman go "back, back, back, back" a few hundred times an hour?


    I used to think that Berman was one of the best most entertaining sportscasters around. Sadly, I stopped thinking that about 10 years ago. He's terrible.

    Aside from Berman's inane yapping, I still enjoy watching the Home Run Derby, fwiw.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Until your starting shortstop throws his arm out in one and misses the last half of the season.
    Obviously there's a risk for injury, but the guys are at just as much of a risk in the actual all-star game.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by dburke1337
    Obviously there's a risk for injury, but the guys are at just as much of a risk in the actual all-star game.
    Exactly.
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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by dburke1337
    Obviously there's a risk for injury, but the guys are at just as much of a risk in the actual all-star game.
    Yep.... but 1989 was the pits.

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    Re: No Dunn in Home Run Derby?

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj
    I'm almost positive they made an exception last year, because they needed someone from a different country to do it as an international competition. Does anyone else remember that?
    I believe they did that with Hee Seop Choi when they needed a guy from a different country, correct?


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