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…
We thought the new Home Run Derby format sounded good, and it turns out that it was. In a scene straight out of an MLB marketer’s daydream, longtime Cincinnati Red Todd Frazier won in bonus time over Joc Pederson, the most exciting Home Run Derby in years.
Severe weather is expected in much of the Midwest tonight, and that includes Cincinnati, home of the All-Star Game and tonight’s Home Run Derby. There’s the possibility of lightning, damaging winds, and downpours like the ones that rolled through this afternoon:
MLB released the format for this year’s Home Run Derby today. It’s, uh, different.
This hand belongs to some poor bastard who attended Monday night's MLB home run derby, where he tried to catch a Giancarlo Stanton tater with his bare hand. Honestly, I'm sort of surprised this hand isn't in worse shape. I mean, have you seen Giancarlo Stanton hit a baseball?
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.
All the talk heading into the Home Run Derby was about Giancarlo Stanton, and his first-round performance not disappoint. He hit a couple of monster shots, but this one was an absolute bomb. It was maybe 5 rows from leaving the stadium in left field. ESPN's Home Run Tracker had it at 422 feet but it was easily 756…
I mean, if you're going to go to the damned Home Run Derby, you may as well catch a home run ball, right? Here's where to sit if you want to catch one—and where the most cost-effective seats per home run happen to be.
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…
Mike Piazza, even years after retirement, still brings New Yorkers to fisticuffs.
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:
We have an update!
League captains David Wright and Robinson Cano have selected their squads for the Home Run Derby, and they're enough to guarantee that once again, the derby will be more watchable than the All-Star Game itself.