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Running Home Run Derby Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by CentralIllinoisan, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I love these things. Just not Berman. Wonder how many Pennsylvania cites the tub of goo will recite tonight?

    Who's your pick for the Derby? I like Troy Glaus.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Troy's the man but I refuse to watch because of Berman. Dickhead.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Damnit!! You beat me to it. Except I was going to start the thread to mock it.

    Wow, with Big-n-Rich opening the show, one would think there's nowhere to go but up.
  4. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    With B-n-R there, the crowd at PNC gets nothing by my pittay.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    As for the concept of a HR derby...I loved the old shows that ESPN used to show on weekday afternoons. But these days, the whole thing just feels old and cliched. What the hell can these guys do that we haven't seen?
  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Drop a bunt...
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    If it weren't for Berman, I might put it on in the background and ignore.
    I have no interest in the thing. It lost what little interest/coolness it had years ago, and Berman makes it unwatchable.
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    The opening was horrrrrible. I think Ryan Howard wins it. Or Lance Berkman, but I like Howard better.
  9. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    Let them use aluminum bats. I'd love to see a shot over the Alleghany.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Talk about a home run ...

    I covered a Little League B-tournament game — yes, yes, the pinacle to any career — and Local Team A is beating Local Team B 7-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning. Local Team B rallies to 7-5 and then puts runners on 1st and 2nd base with 2 outs. The team's biggest kid comes to the plate. I'm thinking 3-run home run, what a comeback!

    Well, if by home run you mean single and 3-base error ... So the kid drills a liner into right field. The right field bends down and watches the ball roll between his legs to the fence. The runner at 2nd base scores easily, 7-6. The runner at 1st base trips over 2nd base and the batter, racing like the wind, steps on 2nd base and nearly runs past his teammate. But the kid gets up just in time and rounds 3rd and scores, 7-7. The batter keeps chugging as the defense fumbles and flobbles the ball. Batter slides into home without incident for a winning 3-run home run single/3-base error. Local Team B wins 8-7.

    Easily more exciting than anything the MLB Derby will produce. And yes, it was the tournament's B Division. Hey, if the sports editor isn't willing to do it, how can he expect any future underlings to?
  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Perhaps mother nature will move into the area shortly and put an end to this bloated mess of an event.
  12. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    Any chance you could bring the rain to this crappy high school all-star game I'm stuck covering?

    Or how bout a home run? We haven't had a ball get within 20 feet of clearing a fence.
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