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The participants for this year’s Home Run Derby have been announced.
TBA (Robinson Cano, who’s captain, will make this pick on Tuesday)
No real surprises on the list, save for maybe Bryce Harper who’s been nursing injuries nearly all season. Nice to see Prince Fielder yet again partake in the contest. Chris Davis is going to be the one everyone is gonna book to win, no doubt, let’s hope everyone holds their own.
Should be fun.
Home Run Derby airs on ESPN, Monday July 15 at 8pm EST from Citi Field in New York.
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So Bryce Harper has accepted an invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game next week. Raise your hand if you're worried that he'll hurt himself somehow and/or mess up his swing forever!
Oh well, his brother Bryan doesn't seem worried:
Can’t wait to watch Bryce in the HR Derby!! Gonna put on a show for the fans in NYC!! @Nationals @Bharper3407...
According to this tweet I saw this morning from James Wagner of the Washington Post:
Bryce Harper says he was asked to participate in the home run derby. Hasn’t given answer yet. Wouldn’t tip his hand. Will answer tonight.
— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) July 7, 2013
I’ve always wanted to see a guy like Adam Dunn in the Home Run Derby, and I’m probably never going to get...
Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez remained out of
the team’s lineup a day after he made an early exit due to a sprained middle finger. Gonzalez isn’t sure how long he’ll be sidelined by the injury, but he
did tell Thomas Harding of MLB.com that he knows he’ll be playing through pain
when he returns.
"I know that I'm going to have a little soreness...
David Price expressed frustration today via Twitter that Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, hitherto there seemed to be no rivalry with, was selected to compete in the All-Star Weekend Home Run Derby, rather than Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez. No Pedro Alvarez for #hrderby?? And he’s from NY…Harper is unreal but with 12?! Really?? I love Bryce but Pedro deserves it!...
Bryce Harper is no stranger to home run hitting contests, and now he’ll take aim at the biggest home run contest of all at the All Star Game held at Citi Field.
Harper was selected by David Wright to a team that includes Wright, Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer. Michael Cuddyer? Well why the Hell is he part of the Home Run Derby? He’s boring as a chicken dinner.
Everyone knows Bryce Harper wears 34 because Mickey Mantle wore 7, right? (Three plus four equals seven, you see.) Well, what people don’t know is that Harper also ran into the wall at Dodger Stadium two months ago because Babe Ruth did the same thing in Washington, D.C. 79 years ago. (Again, probably.)
Here Babe Ruth is knocked out by collision with Griffith Stadium DC wall, playing...
The 2013 Home Run Derby field has been finalized, as AL captain Robinson Cano picked his final member – the Oakland A’s’ Yoenis Cespedes. The contest is set to take place at Citi Field – home of the Mets – on July 15 on ESPN. Here are the teams for each league.
Robinson Cano (captain) – NYY – 20 HR
Prince Fielder – DET – 15 HR
Chris Davis – BAL...
Your browser does not support iframes. You might have to wipe your eyes to actually believe what you see. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, two of the most imposing hitters in baseball, actually pulled off a double steal during the Detroit Tigers’ 9-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Sure, they got some help [...]
Some years ago, when they were up-and-coming instead of bad, Yuniesky Betancourt and Jose Lopez were both Seattle Mariners. The Mariners are well known for their advertising campaigns, and in one they pitched Betancourt and Lopez as the “double play twins,” middle infielders who did everything together, both on and off the field. Betancourt and Lopez, at the time, had a lot in...
Domonic Brown is second in the National League in home runs (as of this writing) with 23, yet will not be taking part in the Home Run Derby at Citi Field in New York City. Instead, hometown captain David Wright has assembled this team:
-David Wright (Captain): 13 HR
-Bryce Harper: 13 HR
-Michael Cuddyer: 15 HR
-Carlos Gonzalez: 24 HR
As you can see, MICHAEL CUDDYER!? Brown...
The downside of smart phones usually involves autocorrect failures or typos because the keyboards are so small, which can lead to embarrassing snafus, such as the one below.
Yesterday, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman sent a tweet using the hashtag #hugetits:
@awfulannouncing #hugetits lol pic.twitter.com/kXV0aLTZaX
— Brian Schwartz (@BT_Schwartz) July 7, 2013...
It’s everyone’s favorite debate of the year. Every year, several deserving players are left off of the All-Star rosters. Some are due to lack of notoriety while others fall victim to the overwhelming hype behind some underachieving players. Some get left off the team because of “lifetime achievement” selections. Others fall victim to the rule that every team must be represented...
Possible RG3 video has spawned more conspiracy theories than Lost. [FTW]
Beyond maybe making videos, RG3 got married over the weekend. [Bog]
Just what Nats needed: 3-game SD sweep, including Zim grand slam. [FB]
Bryce Harper headlines with “joke” trade me or play me demand. [WP]
Nats make move to add OF depth, pick up Scott Hairston from Cubs. [NI]
Thanks for nothing NL: ZNN’s...
According to what a team insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, with the July 31 trade deadline three weeks away, the may not be buyers or sellers an will instead stand pat.
Rubin says that Mets officials are expected to keep tabs with the Colorado Rockies about Carlos Gonzalez and the Los Angeles Dodgers about Andre Ethier. But given the tight nature of the NL West standings...
Detroit Tigers: 48-38, 1st Place (3.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Detroit continued its dominance of the division rival Cleveland Indians last night, with a 9-4 win which featured a good 5-inning return by Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers have now taken 7 in a row from the Tribe, and 8-of-10 for the season. The Tigers have already outscored Cleveland 16-4 in this series, and 49-22 over the...