When the All Star game was in Detroit in 2005 I went to the Home Run Derby. It was fun and all watching Bobby Abreu pelt the Pepsi Porch with long balls. And then it got kind of old. If it weren’t for Pudge Rodriguez making it to the finals it probably would have been one of the most tedious nights I ever spent at a ballpark. Since then I kind of wait for the Home Run Derby to be over. This might happen before 10pm tonight, because of course Bronx is Burning couldn’t possibly start late right?
So feel free to use this space to post your thoughts on the Home Run Derby. I’ll watch Magglio Ordonez hopefully not screw up his swing, but otherwise I’ll probably be tuning out. If anyone wants to count the number of times Chris Berman says “BACK” I’ll give you a dollar, and you can put it towards the impending therapy.
In the meantime feel free to ponder the following:
- Best Tigers win of the season so far?
Verlander no hitter
- Lowest point of the Tigers season so far?
Blowing the 5 run lead, twice, against the Indians
- What is your favorite food at Comerica Park?
Mucho Nacho – not cheap but way too much for one person. I was close to finishing it at the Future’s Game in 2005. I was down to the last 1/8th or so and we were standing by the Baseball Tonight set and I realized that my skin was about as strained as John Kruk’s suit and I threw the rest away.
- Who should get the next Tiger statue? Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, or Sparky Anderson?
I’m undecided on this one, but I’m leaning towards a join Tram/Lou statue. I don’t know if Sparky is statue worthy, but he should at least have his name on the wall with the other Hall of Famers. That is a huge oversight in my opinion.