Monday, July 14th, 2008

Home run derby

We've reached the All-Star break and both the Chicago Cubs and White Sox find themselves atop their respective divisions. The Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Pillies and Arizona Diamondbacks are the other division leaders. Currently, the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals are the two wild cards. The regular season will resume on Thursday. Until then, the baseball world shifts to New York's Yankee Stadium for the 85th Annual All-Star Game.

Tonight is the State Farm Home Run Derby. The American League will be represented by Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay Rays), Justin Morneau (Minnesota Twins), Josh Hamilton (Texas Rangers) and Grady Sizemore (Cleveland Indians). The National League representatives are Lance Berkman (Houston Astros), Ryan Braun (Milwaukee Brewers), Dan Uggla (Florida Marlins) and Chase Utley (Philadelphia Phillies).

Any thoughts on a winner for tonight's home run derby? Though always difficult to predict, I'm leaning toward Chase Utley.

I will be rooting for Josh Hamilton, but the favorite has to be Berkman.
RickMonday   Monday, July 14, 2008
I am so over Lance Berkman. He stinks. I will be rooting for Justin Morneau.
Sometimes when I can't decide who to pick, I choose based on the fan they are playing for in the State Farm competition.
Betsy   Monday, July 14, 2008
Wow that was quite a spectacle. Regardless of Josh Hamilton's prowess, I would like to point out that I correctly chose the winner!
Betsy   Tuesday, July 15, 2008
You certainly did. My guy doesn't even get out of the first round.
Bill Pearch   Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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