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Anything more unappealing than this year's HR contest?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Chee, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    I'm sitting here with two ticket in my hands and am NOT impressed by this years contestants.

    Maybe it's me being small minded, looking for big names. But I seriously wanted to see some of the bigger HR giants golf some balls into the far reaches of Yankee stadium.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    A prostate exam given by Gary "Big Hands" Johnson would be pretty high up on the list.
  3. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    Hey man. You just struck a nerve. I just hit 35 and have an exam scheduled in the very near future.

    Thanks for reminding me....
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    moon river...
  5. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    But it's got Josh Hamilton.

    Did you know he used to do crack? He has tattoos and everything. It's a pretty compelling story. Someone should write about it.
  6. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    Wow!! I just did a little read up on him. What a story. I'm surprised it hasn't been driven into the ground by now. Then again, he doesn't play for a big market team.

    At least I'll have someone to root for now.....
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    NBA Three-Ball is up there...but to hear announcers use their home run calls on this event is such a joke. Why don't they tape off various areas of the stadium and give prizes or charitable donations based on where a ball lands. Is Big Papi still going to do that "called shot" promotion? What a disgrace that is.

    At least put Jeffrey Meier in the right field seats with his glove.
  8. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Berkman and Hamilton should be good. There's still four more spots out there and Jason Giambi has agreed to participate if he wins the fan vote. Vladimir Guerrero has said he wants to defend his title.

    That foursome plus two other potential boppers — Pujols, Holliday, Braun or Sizemore — will be good.

    Who's the idea eight out of anybody?
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    No it isn't, if for no other reason than I can find another sporting event to watch on another channel that night.
  10. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    If I ever stooped so low to bet on the Home Run Contest, I'd put my money on Matt Holliday or Hanley Ramirez.

    Holliday is as strong as anyone in the league and HanRam has a cool nickname.
  11. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Sizemore confirmed he'll be in it — three spots left.
  12. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    I would like to see Uggla in it. His grip-it-and-rip-it batting approach would be fun to watch....
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