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    Griffey says no to derby

    Just reported on Sportscenter... both Griffey and Bonds say no to participate in Home Run Derby.

    I don't have a problem with it - remember what it did to Bobby Abreau's swing?
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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    I am kind of glad he declined the offer. With as healthy he has been and as tuned in he is at the plate, I'd hate to see all of that screwed up by hitting in a meaningless home run derby. Leave it for the younger guys.

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    Am I the only one that wishes the All-Star game and the HR derby were held at the end of the season, just like football?
    Whatcha gonna do, brother, when Brennemania runs wild on you!!

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    Boo.
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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyRedsFan View Post
    Am I the only one that wishes the All-Star game and the HR derby were held at the end of the season, just like football?
    How would the All-Star game determine home field advantage for the World Series then?
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    It could determine that advantage for the next season.
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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    Quote Originally Posted by He got it! View Post
    Just reported on Sportscenter... both Griffey and Bonds say no to participate in Home Run Derby.

    I don't have a problem with it - remember what it did to Bobby Abreau's swing?
    GRIFFEY has won 3 times...he has a natural homerun swing.....i wish he would reconsider

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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    How would the All-Star game determine home field advantage for the World Series then?
    It shouldn't.
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    I agree. It should be done for the fun of it.
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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    All Star game after the season? No way. It's a good break to a long regular season.

    HR derby afterward? I think that would be cool. The Monday after the regular season and before the playoffs start have the best players on non-playoff teams come together for some sort of a skills competition to get everyone pumped for the playoffs. I think this could be a good idea.

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    I'd hate to see griffey do the homerun derby and mess his swing up...that might keep us out of the playoffs.
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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    Quote Originally Posted by mound_patrol View Post
    I'd hate to see griffey do the homerun derby and mess his swing up...that might keep us out of the playoffs.
    Yea thats the last thing we need for our playoff run.

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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    Home Run derby isn't worth watching or holding if Griffey isn't a participant. He has the most natural swing for a HR contest and it doesn't hurt his swing for the second half of the season. He should be willing to give the fans a show, who knows if he will get back to a future all star game.

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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    Quote Originally Posted by steig View Post
    Home Run derby isn't worth watching or holding if Griffey isn't a participant. He has the most natural swing for a HR contest and it doesn't hurt his swing for the second half of the season.
    I just strongly disagree. I don't think it matters how natural your swing is, you can screw up your timing and mechanics by hitting in a contest under the conditions of a home run contest. And that's not even mentioning the injury risk considering his age and history. Just not worth it in my opinion.

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    Re: Griffey says no to derby

    I'm glad Griffey declined. Too many guys get their swing messed up when returning to the regular season. Griff's having a nice year so why screw it up with the homerun derby? Jr. has won it before so there's no challenge or need to do that again.


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