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Official HOME RUN DERBY THREAD!

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I honestly have no idea what to expect form Acuna in the derby. Should be interesting

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has any Brave won or made it to the final ?   maybe we see history tonight

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38 minutes ago, russ7000 said:

has any Brave won or made it to the final ?   maybe we see history tonight

Apparently no Braves player has made it past Round 1

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3 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

I'll be checking out Acuna. I usually dont watch the derby but hopefully Acuna goes off.

Same here.  Isn't he and Bell starting it off? 

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He's got Bell first, I might put a cheeky 10er on Ronnie. Hes paying $11. I think a leftie will win it though.

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45 minutes ago, CrimsonFalcon said:

Same here.  Isn't he and Bell starting it off? 

I believe Acuna vs Bell is the 3rd match. I think Pederson vs Bregman is first.

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I’m psyched to see Acuna compete this year. And I also don’t typically watch. It’s played out with me but to each their own. 

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Just now, CrimsonFalcon said:

7 CST 

Just typed mine in when yours hit perfect timing

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Does baseball do ANYTHING right?  If I hadn't just randomly switched to ESPN, I wouldn't have even known about the competition.   They need that weekend window...

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50 minutes ago, Black Francis said:

I’m psyched to see Acuna compete this year. And I also don’t typically watch. It’s played out with me but to each their own. 

Seems like EVERY pro sport has horrible Allstar games and competitions now.  Back in the 80s and early 90s, those were marquee events...

Late Edit:  I think a lot of it has to do with over exposure of the athletes with television, internet, etc.  Back in the 80s, early 90s you hardly got to see your favorite players.  Now its no big deal...

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I have no idea how they decided on these homerun match ups but why is Matt Chapman #1 and Josh Bell #3 and why is Acuna going up against Bell? If you wanted to make this fair Acuna would have gotten matched up against Vald Jr because of both of them being the two youngest there.

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6 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

I have no idea how they decided on these homerun match ups but why is Matt Chapman #1 and Josh Bell #3 and why is Acuna going up against Bell? If you wanted to make this fair Acuna would have gotten matched up against Vald Jr because of both of them being the two youngest there.

They randomly draw seeds.

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4 minutes ago, Unkn0wn said:

They randomly draw seeds.

Just like they "randomly" put Freddie against Bryce last year? I don't believe that for one bit.

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24 minutes ago, slickgadawg said:

Seems like EVERY pro sport has horrible Allstar games and competitions now.  Back in the 80s and early 90s, those were marquee events...

Late Edit:  I think a lot of it has to do with over exposure of the athletes with television, internet, etc.  Back in the 80s, early 90s you hardly got to see your favorite players.  Now its no big deal...

That’s a really good point. It’s the desensitizing of the sport brain much like violence or sex. We’re messed up basically. Now everything is politicized it seems. For entertainment it seems. More like money. 

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The derby just isn't that big of a deal anymore. The announcers dont have much personality and we see a record number of home runs daily now. We've had one hit over 500 feet in a real game this year. Chicks may dig the long ball but the long ball is easily accessible these days.

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Posted (edited)

1 minute ago, Unkn0wn said:

The derby just isn't that big of a deal anymore. The announcers dont have much personality and we see a record number of home runs daily now. We've had one hit over 500 feet in a real game this year. Chicks may dig the long ball but the long ball is easily accessible these days.

MLB is doctoring them baseballs. I made a long post in another thread about how its coincidental that the league is promoting baseball in Europe and suddenly, the Yankees and Red Sox combine for the most runs ever in 2 games when they have played each other over there a few days ago...:lol:

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I think Acuna’s size will hurt him.  He has the best swing, but he will tire.  Hope I’m wrong.

But Bell has 55 pounds on him and Guerrero at 250 lbs is 70 pounds bigger

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6 hours ago, russ7000 said:

has any Brave won or made it to the final ?   maybe we see history tonight

Agree I think ronald will ball out 

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