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 11:16pm 7/15/13 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 9:30pm 7/15/13 9:30pm

MLB's Plan To Drain Every Last Ounce Of Fun From The Home Run Derby…

Kansas City Royals fans were pissed off that Robinson Cano didn't pick Billy Butler for the Home Run Derby, so they booed him. Mercilessly. And each time he failed to hit a home run, compared to the zero times he successfully did, they cheered him. (Burke went ahead and isolated the crowd audio, so you can check… » 7/11/12 12:10am 7/11/12 12:10am

Berman Got Back: Your Home Run Derby Supercut, Featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot

Perhaps on advisement from his superiors, the very popular Chris Berman was noticeably restrained during last night's Home Run Derby. In fact, his "backbackback" catchphrase found limited use; Berman only uttered "back" 79 times. That's still plenty enough for us to have fun with, and so here's Berman taking a stab… » 7/10/12 2:50pm 7/10/12 2:50pm

What Happens When ESPN Accidentally Allows Write-In Votes On A Facebook…

Open Facebook polls are one of the underrated treasures of the internet. Instead of being bound to the only "logical" or "possible" answers, ESPN allowed fans' imaginations to run wild. Asking who will win tonight's Home Run Derby, ESPN didn't limit voters to just eight boring choices—and lo, Josh Hamilton is… » 7/09/12 10:45am 7/09/12 10:45am

The New Best Place For A Home Run Derby: An Aircraft Carrier

This morning I lamented that our country is falling woefully behind in the "playing sports where sports aren't meant to be played" arms race. Several readers were quick to point out that I was wrong, and America continues to rock faces. Yesterday, the Class A South Atlantic League held the first round of their home… » 6/19/12 1:15pm 6/19/12 1:15pm