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HR Derby Thread

As a story on MSNBC.com says:

[M]uch like the slam dunk contest, the Home Run Derby has its critics. Sports writers complain about the format, coaches are concerned about injuries and big-name players don't want anything to do with it.

Is the derby too long? Can it mess with a player's swing? Would we rather see guys like Barry, Junior and Big Papi in there?

Maybe.

But to quote the Simpsonized version of Mark McGwire, "Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me sock a few dingers?"

Dingers it is.

I'm kind of amused that Kenny Mayne is in a kayak in McCovey Cove, and cringing at the thought of Chris Berman's commentary.  

Oh, your contestants?

Prince Fielder
Ryan Howard
Albert Pujols
Matt Holliday
Alex Rios
Magglio Ordonez
Vladimir Guerrero
Justin Mourneau

And your park?  AT&T Park is the worst for home runs in all of MLB in 2006 and 2007.

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