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...