Happy MLB All-Star Break!! Jesh can you believe that were already in July?!
We've reached yet another Home Run Derby and I'm a little disappointed with the lineup, but I'll get over it! If you didn't catch the title..
I'm rooting for Stanton! Dude is a beast!
The Home Run Derby has always been one of my favorite parts of the MLB season. Especially when some of my favorites were competing, or I could root against some guys that aren't my favorites.. - I think I can point out three reasons the Home Run Derby has always been a favorite of mine...
1. You get to watch these insanely athletic men hit a ball farther than any person should be able too. And they do it repeatedly. It's impressive! Can't wait to see what the longest one will be tonight!!
2. When I was younger I'd play baseball with anyone and everyone on our Playstation, but usually I'd make them play me in a home run derby.. and I'd win.. The Derby reminds me of that and used to be a good time to brag about my old playstation skills! Haha
3. The celebrity All-Star Game is right after and I always think those are entertaining. Some of my favorite softball girls are playing this year (S/O Jessica Mendoza and Jennie Finch!), plus former players and celebs. It's just a good time!
First Round Winners:
Second Round Winners:
Stanton -- Moose will wear out I'm afraid and I just think Stanton has the edge in his home park and his experience in the Derby.
Judge -- He's a freak of nature. I think he'll breeze through the first two rounds.
Why Stanton? Well Judge is a rookie and doesn't have the experience in these events like Stanton does, plus the crowd is going to be behind Stanton the whole time. I think this is the perfect opportunity for the hometown guy to bring home the trophy!