Home Run Derby

Fans at the All-Star Game festivities in Kansas City had an opportunity of a lifetime.  AL Home Run Derby captain Robinson Cano opted not to pick the Royals’ DH Billy Butler for his team.  For reasons Cano does not necessarily have to fully explain, he instead chose Prince Fielder, Jose Bautista, and Mark Trumbo.  Naturally, [...]

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Robinson Cano hit a metric butt-ton of bombs (32) on Monday night at Chase Field.  And he could’ve hit more, hitting the winning home run with a handful of outs in pocket. Matt Holliday hit, well, decidedly less (7) off of his selected pitcher, Yadier Molina.  (Wait, what?  Yes, Tony La Russa must have been [...]

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The kind folks at Holiday Inn really want to make the four loyal readers of PH8 happy. To that end, Holiday Inn – the Official Road Trip Partner of MLB – has provided us with a $75 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods *AND* some All-Star Game swag to give away to you, our loyal [...]

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After much deliberation (5 minutes at least), I have determined the best approach to evaluating players from the so-called “steroid era” is to put world renowned sleuth Encyclopedia Brown on the case.  That’s right.  It’s time to set aside innuendo and double-talk and get to the heart of the matter.  No more Congressional hearings or [...]

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So apparently I picked a bad year to completely ignore the All-Star festivities. Josh Hamilton belted 28 home runs in his first round of the Home Run Derby Monday night. Last night was more drama, as the American League beat the Nationals (yet again) 4-3, in what some are already calling the “greatest All-Star game [...]

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