Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

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Postby soccer10k » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:20 am

Regular Show wrote:Same thing with the 3-PT Shooting Contest in the NBA.


This is blasphemy. The 3-point contest is by far the best part of All-Star weekend.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:33 am

just beat muncy. that's all I care about
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby The Logan » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:19 pm

I hope the derby makes Muncy terrible at hitting.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:52 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:just beat muncy. that's all I care about


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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:55 pm

Who would you guess the betting favorite is?
It's not who you would expect
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:01 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Who would you guess the betting favorite is?
It's not who you would expect


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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:07 pm

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JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Who would you guess the betting favorite is?
It's not who you would expect



Well, if he was the biggest dog I'm sure there were some sharps that had a hand in the line moving...and then the bookies might just be banking on some people betting their favorite player (right, Cub fans) at bad odds just to hedge for the screw up of having him as such a longshot to begin with.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Banedon » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:26 pm

It's almost as though betting odds don't mean squat.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Old Style » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:17 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Who would you guess the betting favorite is?
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby David » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:02 pm

Banedon wrote:Apparently they moved to a timed round format rather than the "until 10 outs" format. I don't know when that happened since I haven't watched the derby in a few years, but that sounds like an excellent change.


i actually hate the format change

i'd prefer they not rush so they can launch as many majestic dongs as possible
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Banedon » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:06 pm

David wrote:
Banedon wrote:Apparently they moved to a timed round format rather than the "until 10 outs" format. I don't know when that happened since I haven't watched the derby in a few years, but that sounds like an excellent change.


i actually hate the format change

i'd prefer they not rush so they can launch as many majestic dongs as possible


Always seemed like the old format led to the guys being tired by the last round though.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby soccer10k » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:24 pm

David wrote:
Banedon wrote:Apparently they moved to a timed round format rather than the "until 10 outs" format. I don't know when that happened since I haven't watched the derby in a few years, but that sounds like an excellent change.


i actually hate the format change

i'd prefer they not rush so they can launch as many majestic dongs as possible


You know they hit more homers in this format than they used to, right? Last year the lowest round was 10. The year before only one guy hit fewer than 10 in a round. In 2015 there were four rounds of less than 10 but the lowest was 8. In 2014, the last year of the old format, only one guy hit 10 in a round. One of the semifinals finished 1-0 (both guys used all 10 outs).
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