How Much Of The Home Run Derby Awesomeness Was The Format?

The Home Run Derby was, from top to bottom, the best in the event’s three-decade history. (I want to hug the phrase “buzzer-beating home run.” We’ve finally perfected sports.) MLB is rightfully being universally praised for introducing new rules that increased the drama, excitement, and competition, and I don’t want… »7/14/15 9:37am7/14/15 9:37am


If You're Going To Make Chris Berman Stand Up To Cancer, Put Him On TV

A hot mic caught ESPN's Chris Berman and John Kruk debating their participation in the Home Run Derby's corporate sponsorship tie-in for cancer research. It also caught Berman trying to make sure their efforts to hoist skyward what is surely at least 600 combined pounds would be captured on live TV. »7/14/14 10:49pm7/14/14 10:49pm

A Fire On The 7 Train Strands Crowds Leaving Home Run Derby

According to various reports from Twitter users leaving the Home Run Derby at Citi Field, there is a fire somewhere on the 7 train line—initial reports indicate there is an investigation at the 103rd street stop—and it isn't running. The 7 is the only subway that services Citi Field. There are obviously buses and the… »7/15/13 11:16pm7/15/13 11:16pm

People Were Angry About ESPN's Bilingual Interviews Of Cuban Players

It's growing increasingly predictable that whenever the Spanish language appears on ESPN, angry responses are sure to come from viewers. That happened again tonight, when Pedro Gomez conducted bilingual interviews with Aroldis Chapman and Yoenis Céspedes and the Worldwide Leader received this kind of feedback: »7/15/13 9:30pm7/15/13 9:30pm