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Home Run Derby
Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:57 AM
Personally, I thought the idea was lame. Not to sound ethnocentric, but watching "America's Pastime" and having the emphasis on foreign countries was a bad idea. Instead of the best home run hitters in the derby (which is supposed to be the whole idea) you had the best a particular country could contribute. Choi hit 5 HRs in the derby, not terrible, but he made the derby with only 13 home runs at the break??
It seemed like Selig was trying to have a mini-Olympics of home run hitting where the team is de-emphasized. I hope this idea is dropped next year.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:47 PM
Next year, how about inviting the top 8 HR hitters up to July 1st and leave it at that......
Teixera was the "best" of the Americans available???? Please.
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:58 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:16 PM
And, BTW, the Netherlands is a country in Europe. Jones is from the Netherlands Antilles, which has it own flag (not the one used last night) and government. You might as well use the British flag for Canada.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:25 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:27 PM
Didn't the allstar game venues have bunting in the past?
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:14 AM
Well since baseball won't be an Olympic sport after the 2008 games, maybe this is closer to the truth then you might imagine.
It seemed like Selig was trying to have a mini-Olympics of home run hitting where the team is de-emphasized.