Originally written on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 7/18/13
Dude, bro, and also man!   I got hooked up with free tickets to the home run derby at Citi Field this past Monday night.  Well, someone paid for the tickets but it wasn’t me.  Anyway,  I sat through the ball sweat inducing heat to watch the entire event which turned out to be a lot more fun than I had anticipated.  It could have been a bit shorter as I could have done without seeing Pitbull perform awful music or a bunch of a dogs catching frisbees for no reason.  I did however, enjoy watching people hit home runs out of a stadium that normally isn’t known for home runs.  Most impressive were the top two sluggers of the night, Yoenis Cespedes and Bryce Harper.  Cespedes hit balls so far that if the derby took place at Shea Stadium, several people would have souvenirs smash through their windshield. Harper not only impressed me with his home runs but I also developed some respect for him.  Why does watching someone hit home runs off of their father cause me to respect them? I don’t k...
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