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HR Derby - nobody cares but...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    In watching this at work, with the number of pitches Bautista is taking its time they institute a new rule -- add an umpire. If you take 3 strikes, it's an out.
  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I so agree there should be a pitch limit.

    The hitters bring their own pitchers, so if they can't throw strikes, tough shit.

    There should be a limit of 20 pitches per batter.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Nobody cares.

    This and Christmas Eve are the slowest sports nights of the year. When I was working copy desk, I always made sure I had a good feature stashed.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Oh. Well good. It's settled then. No one cares.

    The truth is, whether I like it or not, that there's a decent percentage of people who care about this more than the All-Star Game itself.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Berman sounds like he needs a defibilator or however the fuck you spell it.

    Up here the derby is available on the local sports radio station. Don't know if this is the most radio-friendly event.
  7. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    It's a home run contest, yet Berman seems surprised every time someone hits one out. Dope.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Have it on mute.

    Some nice Trumbombs.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    How many false home run calls would John Sterling make if he was calling it?
    Besides, he'd probably run out of dopey HR calls before the event ended.
  11. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    I covered baseball for about 30 years but I honestly never watched the home run contest, but Bubbler is right. The fans care about it and I onestly don't know why.
  12. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    It is fun to watch for awhile, but it drags on too long.

    By the time it gets to the final round, nobody cares any more.
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