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Vic or Grady in Home Run Derby?

Unread postby tribetalk » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:18 pm

Yes I know Vic and Grady each have 14 homers on the year, but looking at the AL Home Run Lead, you have only 3 All Star's with more homers [AROD-RIOS-MORNEAU] with Vlad having 14 as well.

I'm not sure how they invite people and by what criteria, but I do think Vic or Grady should get a shot in it!
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Unread postby pup » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:32 pm

I hope not.

It is a killer for a non home run hitter to compete in this thing.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:36 pm

Pup wrote:I hope not.

It is a killer for a non home run hitter to compete in this thing.

What?

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Unread postby Tribefan24 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:37 am

totally agree


i do not want them in this competition ... it gets them out of their swings


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Unread postby pup » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:40 am

Swerb wrote:
Pup wrote:I hope not.

It is a killer for a non home run hitter to compete in this thing.

What?

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I should have listened to you Bobby

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Unread postby Guest » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:49 am

They shouldn't even consider those 2 with some of the others guys in the AL.
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Unread postby lovsgrady » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:46 am

I would like to see Grady do it but that is too stressful, and would be too tiring, because he doesn't look like a power hitter, those people hit it out of the park, Grady has only had a few upper decker home runs. I only remember one.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:18 am

lovsgrady wrote:I would like to see Grady do it but that is too stressful, and would be too tiring, because he doesn't look like a power hitter, those people hit it out of the park, Grady has only had a few upper decker home runs. I only remember one.


I'm thinking CC is campaigning for a spot.
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Unread postby ArtGold » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:45 am

Absolutely not, I despise these competitions. I would like to see us sit it out.
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Unread postby psk678 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:54 am

Peeker643 wrote:
lovsgrady wrote:I would like to see Grady do it but that is too stressful, and would be too tiring, because he doesn't look like a power hitter, those people hit it out of the park, Grady has only had a few upper decker home runs. I only remember one.


I'm thinking CC is campaigning for a spot.


Actually...........

Out of CC, Grady and Vic, Sabathia would get my vote.
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Unread postby paulcousineau » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:24 pm

Does anyone actually still watch this?

Chris Berman "announcing" this thing made my ears bleed for a few years in a row and watching it on Mute is about as exciting as watching the WSOP.
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Unread postby lovsgrady » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:35 pm

C.C.'s not stupid, how much stress would that competition put on his pitching arms, we don't need him to get hurt hitting for some homeruns. C.C. would get my vote out of the three just cause I want to give him a chance to hit some, but not if it cost him an injury
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Unread postby Eckersley » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:47 pm

Too bad Russ Branyan plays in the NL. He'd get my vote. :lol:
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Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:54 pm

Talk of the home run derby just gives me thoughts of Chris Berman saying "Back, back ,back GONE. Caught by a fan in nantucket" 9000 times in one hour. You know like it's funny. I'd rather stab myself in the eye with a number 2 pencil than watch.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:52 pm

lovsgrady wrote:C.C.'s not stupid, how much stress would that competition put on his pitching arms, we don't need him to get hurt hitting for some homeruns. C.C. would get my vote out of the three just cause I want to give him a chance to hit some, but not if it cost him an injury


I'm thinking CC is campaigning for a spot.

It was just a joke.
95/100 really stupid things I write are just jokes.
The other 5% is me actually being an idiot and not knowing better.

You'll know those when I compund the stupidity by trying to vigorously defend my position with made up "facts" and huge words.

And let's face it, CC has as a better chance of hurting his pitching arm reaching for an extra biscuit than he does of hurting himself in the HR contest.
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Unread postby FUDU » Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:30 pm

Does anyone actually still watch this?


No shit.

This is becoming dangerously comparable to the NBA dunk contest.

How does the new trendy saying go, the HR derby "jumped the shark" about 5-6 years ago with McGuire, IIRC in Bahston.
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Unread postby pup » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:32 am

From Rototimes:

Grady Sizemore turned down an invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby.

"It's an honor, but if I said yes, it would be straight panic mode," Sizemore said. "I need at least a week's heads-up to get ready. I need time to work on my swing during batting practice and I'd have to arrange for my pitcher to make the trip with me."
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Unread postby The Math God » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:49 am

A big NO to Grady and/or Victor in the contest
All the swinging for the fences will ruin their natural swing and they will end up looking like Peralta in the 9th against Toronto.
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Unread postby Hoover » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:08 am

Pup wrote:From Rototimes:

Grady Sizemore turned down an invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby.

"It's an honor, but if I said yes, it would be straight panic mode," Sizemore said. "I need at least a week's heads-up to get ready. I need time to work on my swing during batting practice and I'd have to arrange for my pitcher to make the trip with me."


Wise decision.
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Unread postby MadThinker88 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:10 am

:idea: If they are looking for guys to play in the HR Derby, can we send Pronk so he could work on his swing??

It might turn out like Albert Belle in 95. Albert didn't win the contest but he did get the swing going and he hit around 35 bombs after the all-star break that year. If Pronk got into a grove like that for the 2nd half, look out baseball. :twisted:
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