All-Star Game / Home Run Derby Haps 2017

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  1. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

  2. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    :pass:

    Might be the most :yawn:-worthy Derby lineup in years.
  3. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    This chick announcer sucks
  4. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Not watching/not a real fan
  5. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Stanton doesn't make it out of the first round.

    :balelaff:
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  7. itsnotrequired
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    itsnotrequired Has Had Sex With His Wife At Least Thrice Can Post in Locked Threads

    judge, egads...
  8. Cheeses
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  9. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    I'm still a mark for a good Home Run Derby. Stupid, yeah, but watching Aaron Judge and various other football-sized baseball players bang balls off that shitty stadium for a few hours was fun.
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  10. Stockdale4Veep
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    Stockdale4Veep Knows the Dewey Decimal System

    The Spanish variation and naming of the derby is better.
  11. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    I'm with you. Also who doesn't love seeing Pitbull gyrate in tight white pants?
  12. FedEx
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    People get on their high horse about the HRD so much and it's like, who the fuck cares. It's the All-Star Break. Some of us want to watch players fuck around for a few hours and hit some dingers. :shrug:

    The new "timing" format is 1,000 times better too and lends itself to crazy rounds. Now I just wish they figure out a way for the higher seeds to get more swings. Yesterday, Judge only needed like 11 home runs to beat some guys and that's silly. We should do whatever we can to ensure he gets to hit as many bombs as he can in the time limit, not to simply beat his opponent.
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  13. chops
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    chops never met prope

    I like the timing format, but not so much the bracket shit.
    I'd prefer all 8 dudes take their shots and the top 4 advance and then top 2, etc. And yes, hit as many until the clock runs out.
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  14. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    I get it; but I'm sure everyone in the Judge camp would cringe every time he takes a huge cut after he had already won.
  15. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Yeah, you don't want the best dudes sitting out because they're worried it'll jack their swing up for a month, which happened to Josh Hamilton IIRC.
  16. chops
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    Make Judge go first?
  17. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Or his crippling drug/alcohol addiction.
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  18. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Remember when Garrett Anderson won the HRD @ the Cell?

    :what:
  19. chops
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    chops never met prope

    Remember the old show "Home Run Derby" that ESPN Classic used to show?

    Solid stuff
  20. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Me and you once met at the foundry for the HRD. Might have been the first time we ever met actually. It's nice because it doesn't dominate your attention and you can watch it casually and have a good time.
  21. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Eliminating the bracket would basically eliminate the stop hitting after you beat your opponent. Only the last batter in each round would know how much they need.
  22. chops
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    chops never met prope

    :helloexactly:

    The time is better than the 10 outs or whatever shit they used to do
  23. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Welcome to Home Run Derby; where if it's not a home run..it's an out. Today we have Harmon Killebrew.
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  24. skottyj
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    Not really; if you go fifth and you just beat the highest guy you could stop so you know you advance. It would be a disadvantage to the first couple of guys but the guys in the last half could quit once they know they are for sure in.
  25. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    They should do it Rock and Jock style where you can call for the 8 ball and a homer is worth 8.
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  26. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Should just bring back rock and jock
  27. chops
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    chops never met prope

    Give the dudes $100,000 bucks every time they hit a jack
  28. FedEx
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    :helloexactly:

    Big 3 is a nice replacement for Rock n Jock basketball.
  29. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Somewhat related; I was reading details of Tyler Flowers contract yesterday. He gets 100k for every 5th start made behind the plate up to 90 starts; then 150k per every fifth after that.
  30. CaptainBallz
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    Fun Fact: First date with +1 was during the HRD in 2008. I kept looking over her shoulder to watch Hamilton knock 10000 balls out of the damn park.

    As would be our m.o. going forward, we couldn't decide what to eat, so kept drinking until we were no longer hungry. Both had a hundred beers followed by sexy makeout in the parking lot.

    I said yesterday that we should re-create that night every HRD, but she went out with her friends last night instead.

    :gfm:
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  31. skottyj
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    It's kind of become tradition that my +1 has the girls over for patio drinking during the HRD and I get shitty drunk on the couch. My part of the tradition continued after I put the boy down for the night; she had a class to go to.
  32. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Headed to extras, tied at 1. Wade Davis coming in to pitch the 10th.

    :lenny:
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  35. CaptainBallz
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    :biglaff:
  36. skottyj
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    Didn't Gagne blow his steak in 2003 but he still broke the record?

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