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After checking ESPN.com, it looks as if Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A’s hit more long fly balls over the wall than fan-favorite Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
The reason I had to check ESPN.com (and don’t ask why I chose ESPN.com, bad habits I guess) was because I had absolutely zero interest in watching the Home Run Derby. Here are five reasons why I did not watch, or even have the slightest care to watch, the home run derby.
1. I can’t stand Bryce Harper
I get why he is popular and he is a great young player that is only going to get better, but everything about him annoys me. Anybody who has a permanent cocky smirk on their face rubs me the wrong way and that is exactly what Harper has.
2. Chris Berman
Speaking of someone who rubs me the wrong way, anytime I can avoid listening to Chris Berman go, “back back back back back back back back… gone,” I will do my best to do so. It is bad enough that we have to hear him for three hours every Sunday morning during football...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Up above, Bryce Harper discusses his hair and beard on the Red Carpet with Harold Reynolds and Greg Amsinger of MLB Network on the Red Carpet. Here's Harper on his new look:
"I started the year with a pompadour, and that was just a little combover thing...now I switched back to a mohawk... Now I've got the hawk the whole way through. Thought it'd bring me luck...
So Bryce Harper put up a good effort in the Home Run Derby last night, but not good enough to beat Yoenis Cespedes. Up above, all 24 of Harper's Derby home runs, via MLB.com.
Such an incredible opportunity to share this with my pops! I am truly blessed and humbled for this experience! #fam pic.twitter.com/ToxsO5POGb
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) July 16, 2013
Earlier this morning, we saw a look at what some of the Nike Baseball athletes will be wearing at the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field as part of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game festivities.
Now we get a look at what Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper will be wearing during the derby tonight. He'll be sporting the a personal edition of the Under Armour Spine Highlight ST.
Yoenis Cespedes has claimed the title of winner of this year’s Home Run Derby in Citi Field.
The Cuban slugger for the Oakland A’s was a last minute pick by American League captain Robinson Cano, and he didn’t let down. Cespedes held his own from the very beginning knocking in 17 homers in the first round alone, taking a commanding lead.
Cespedes’ power launched the balls...
Your browser does not support iframes. For those who actually enjoy the Home Run Derby, last night was a special treat. Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper, two of the most exciting young players in the game, battled it out in the finals with Cespedes coming out on top. After [...]
It’s been a very long time since an Oakland Athletic won the Home Run Derby, but Yoenis Cespedes did just that on Monday night. With the baseball world watching, the A’s star outfielder crushed 32 home runs deep into the Citi Field night over the course of his three rounds en route to a victory (as predicted by BSN’s Brandon McClintock).
His performance, aided by BP pitcher...
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Harper finished second in the HR Derby. Here are his homers. [Nats Enquirer]
Harper’s family and hair made quite an impression at the Derby. [FTW, FTW]
Harper is batting ninth, playing CF in the All-Star Game. [Nats Journal]
Once again, Harper’s special All-Star spikes are really something. [Bog]
Davis popped a blister during the HR Derby...
That GIF should say it all.
And with that bat flip, Yoenis Cespedes essentially said, “Hello, baseball world. My name is Yoenis Cespedes,” as he introduced himself to the mainstream public by claiming Monday night’s Home Run Derby crown in style. But it wasn’t about just the total that made his Derby win special. It was also about the distance. Indeed, his 17 homers in the...
Photo courtesy of Major League Baseball Facebook page FLUSHING, N.Y—Many of the game’s biggest boppers took part in tonight’s Home Run Derby but in the end, the underdog took home the crown. Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics is your 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby champion. Below is the complete breakdown of the home run totals by round. Thanks to ESPN and Cliff Corcoran...
Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes put on an epic power display in taking home the 2013 Home Run Derby championship.
Young Ones, They Are
Bryce Harper turns 21 in another three months, at which point he'll probably have around 50 career home runs in his first 1,000 major league ABs. At an age where most of his contemporaries are in college or the low minors, he's a two-time All-Star. Assuming health, ordinary development and a future free of PED convictions, he projects out to something...
Jose Canseco isn’t going to let his Oakland Athletics home run-hitting legacy be supplanted by just anyone.
A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was at the center of the spotlight Monday night when he swatted his way to the Home Run Derby crown. While that meant many slaps on the back and well wishes from supporters, former A’s bash brother Canseco had something else in mind when...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about knuckleballers, batting practice, crazy Coors Field seasons, Bryce Harper`s hair, and more.
American League (38 wins) at National League (43 wins)
Max Scherzer (13-1, 3.19) vs. Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.35)
Time: 8:00, Citi Field
Weather: Sunny, 91
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Yoenis Cespedes put on a show during last night’s Home Run Derby, and now it’s time for the next event: the 2013 Major League Baseball All Star Game. The best players will showcase their...