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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Aaron Judge’s legendary Home Run Derby performance introduced the world to baseball’s newest star

Fitting in a Game of Thrones reference was quite the stretch.

Though three months does not make a star, Judge’s power, his pinstripes, his age, his marketability and his unfailing likeability do make him the finest crossover candidate to play baseball since Ken Griffey Jr. twisted his cap backward and inspired a generation now in its 30s and 40s. Baseball constantly crowns the next big thing. After too many Joffrey Baratheons, Judge may be Daenerys Stormborn, his dragon a bat.

“He’s an animal,” said Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, whom Judge dispatched in the finals. “That’s all I can say about him. The first time I saw Aaron Judge hitting BP, I can tell you: He’s a monster.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 11, 2017 at 11:02 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Aaron Judge wins 2017 Home Run Derby | MLB.com

An entertaining Home Run Derby. Who knew it was possible?

Jim Furtado Posted: July 11, 2017 at 06:36 AM | 71 comment(s)
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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Home Run Derby curse is merely a myth | MLB.com

It’s a trap!

Jim Furtado Posted: July 08, 2017 at 07:05 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Logan Morrison isn’t happy about MLB inviting Gary Sanchez to the Home Run Derby

Rays 1B Logan Morrison criticized MLB’s decision to include Yankees C Gary Sanchez in the All-Star Home Run Derby.

“Gary shouldn’t be there,’’ Morrison said. “Gary’s a great player, but he shouldn’t be in the Home Run Derby.”

Morrison has a pretty good case to be included, with 24 homers that, going into play Tuesday, ranked second most in the majors. Sanchez, who joins teammate Aaron Judge among the four AL players in the eight-man field, had 13 homers.

“I remember when I had 14 home runs,’’ Morrison said. “That was a month and a half ago.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 05, 2017 at 01:06 AM | 61 comment(s)
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Monday, July 03, 2017

Home Run Derby slugfest: Yankees’ Judge joins Marlins’ Stanton in lineup

Marlins Park is one of the stingiest ballparks in the majors in terms of yielding home runs. Only AT&T Park in San Francisco has permitted fewer home runs since Marlins Park opened in 2012.

But it might not stand a chance in the Home Run Derby on July 10.

On Monday, an array of sluggers — most notably New York Yankees sensation Aaron Judge — agreed to take part in the slugging contest that serves as an appetizer to the All-Star Game one day late

With defending champion Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins set to retain his title, it shapes up as perhaps the biggest heavyweight slugfest in Home Run Derby history….

The Marlins’ Justin Bour, Yankees’ Gary Sanchez, Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and Twins’ Miguel Sano are also planning to participate. Colorado outfielder Charlie Blackmon and Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas round out the field.


 

 

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