Does anyone care about the HR Derby? I believe I do, it's kind of awe inspiring, despite how icky listening to Chris Bermann makes me feel. I sort wish ESPN would just play really intense music or something and shut up.
Nelson Cruz TEX 22
Prince Fielder MIL 22
Brandon Inge DET 21
Adrian Gonzalez SD 24
Tony Pena TAM 24
Ryan Howard PHI 22
Joe Mauer MIN 15
Albert Pujols STL 32
Joe Mauer, seriously? Branyan has better HR numbers and is better looking, well that's debatable. I wonder if he was asked to participate or do you have to be an All-Star to be in the derby? Either way, not seeing him hit some 500 foot bombs is taking away from the experience.
-Prince Fielder has a TON of power
-Nelson Cruz was impressive
-ESPN is using some HitF/X or something
-I thought the "call your shot" promotion at the beginning of the telecast made me feel unusual