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2011-07-11 Homerun Derby

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Posted: July 11, 2011, 6:55 AM Post
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Go Prince, go Rickie!

Watch Prince's kids steal the show.

Watch Diamondbacks fans fume over Prince not making the obvious choice of Justin Upton. Matt Holliday, really?

Wonder how Chris Berman could still be doing the broadcast.

Wonder why it goes on and on and on...

Enjoy and discuss here.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 7:45 AM Post
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It's nice to have 2 Brewers in the derby, but I do not think it will go well for TV ratings and overall buzz. The excitement is down somewhat now that the steroid era is in the past.

I would love to see Jayson Stark's idea to have 4 all-stars vs. 4 "BP legends", I would pick: Fielder, Ortiz, Bautista, and Howard vs. Branyan, Dunn, Mike Stanton, and Nelson Cruz.

As for tonight, I'm pulling for Prince and Rickie, but I hope it's Bautista if the Brewers can't win it.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 8:20 AM Post
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I got some money on Rickie at 15-1 to win it. He had the worst odds.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 8:27 AM Post
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The Homerun Derby is probobly my favorite part of the All Star Game festivities. Was never a huge fan of the game itself as it usually just turns into pitching duels.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 9:15 AM Post
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Mass Haas said:
Wonder how Chris Berman could still be doing the broadcast.
This.

He's the nut-low of sports announcers. An insufferable, pompous, jack-ass who thinks he's oh so clever.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 9:18 AM Post
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"back back back back back", gonna get annoying tonight.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 9:27 AM Post
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Yeah, I was going to add "wonder how many times the word 'back' be uttered in one evening?" But adamb100 essentially beat me to it.
Here's hoping for a respectable showing by each Brewer. Imagine - two Brewers in the derby!

Remember: the Brewers never panic like you do.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 9:32 AM Post
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Two things to add to this thread:

1) Check out the youtube videos of Chris Berman going insane on the air. As old as they may be.......they are priceless! I was shocked when I first seen it.

2) A local radio station is doing a contest on how many homeruns hit between Prince/Rickie total........I went with 48. Winner gets 2 full passes to Rockfest. The ranges so far are from 2-52 . Image


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 9:53 AM Post
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I got some money on Rickie at 15-1 to win it. He had the worst odds.
Sounds like a smart bet. You probably won't win but worth the risk. I would throw $5-$10 on that in a heartbeat.

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Posted: July 11, 2011, 9:59 AM Post
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Outside of Berman, I love the HR derby and all of all-star weekend. There must be something in every red-blooded American that makes us love watching a guy hit a baseball 450+ feet.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 10:17 AM Post
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Odds as of 6:18...

Adrian Gonzalez
+400

David Ortiz
+350

Jose Bautista
+200

Matt Holliday
+500

Matt Kemp
+700

Prince Fielder
+300

Rickie Weeks
+1000

Robinson Cano
+800


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:01 AM Post
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Remember who ever hits the most home runs between Rickie and Prince $1 will be taken off $30 seats vs the LA in August.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:02 AM Post
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Joey Bats is definitely the sucker bet there. Don't know how Prince and Ortiz aren't the clear front runners.

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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:04 AM Post
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I wonder what pearls of wisdom Joe Morgan is going to delight us with tonight? Don't forget everybody that Minnesota is a mid-market because they can afford Mauer and his huge contract.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:05 AM Post
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LOL at the fans not responding to Chris Berman.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:08 AM Post
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Brandon Phillips has picked Rickie to win it.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:09 AM Post
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Some of the players, including a few competing in the derby, are tweeting:

http://twitter.com/#!/mlb

EDIT: Here's a list:

Jose Bautista - JoeyBats19
David Ortiz - davidortiz
Heath Bell - HeathBell21
Gio Gonzalez GioGonzalez47
Joel Hanrahan - hanrahan4457
Matt Kemp - TheRealMattKemp
Howie Kendrick - HKendrick47
Hunter Pence - HunterPence9
Brandon Phillips - DatDudeBP
Gaby Sanchez - GabySanchez15
Justin Upton - RealJustinUpton
Shane Victorino - ShaneVictorino
CJ Wilson - str8edgeracer


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:09 AM Post
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What a bunch of haters. Booed everyone on the NL but Holliday.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:09 AM Post
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They responded to Prince and (to a lesser extent) Rickie.
Also, way to pick up the "They don't like me" that Prince said to his kids.


Remember: the Brewers never panic like you do.


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Posted: July 11, 2011, 11:11 AM Post
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Obviously Berman is terrible, but the entire broadcast is just brutal to listen to. At least Rick Reilly hasn't been back since '08.


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