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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:20 am
by soccer10k
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.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:33 am
by Ding Dong Johnson
just beat muncy. that's all I care about

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:19 pm
by The Logan
I hope the derby makes Muncy terrible at hitting.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:52 pm
by Sammy Sofa
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:just beat muncy. that's all I care about


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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:55 pm
by JudasIscariotTheBird
Who would you guess the betting favorite is?
It's not who you would expect

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:01 pm
by Transmogrified Tiger
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Who would you guess the betting favorite is?
It's not who you would expect



Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:07 pm
by JudasIscariotTheBird
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
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.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:26 pm
by Banedon
It's almost as though betting odds don't mean squat.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:17 pm
by Old Style
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

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:02 pm
by David
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

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:06 pm
by Banedon
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.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:24 pm
by soccer10k
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).

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:04 pm
by bcl412
The best derby’s are when there cool things to hit monster dongs off of. Sammy hitting every part of Miller Park was fun as hell. I expect to be bored but definitely watching for schwarber and javy

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:31 pm
by jersey cubs fan
bcl412 wrote:The best derby’s are when there cool things to hit monster dongs off of. Sammy hitting every part of Miller Park was fun as hell. I expect to be bored but definitely watching for schwarber and javy


possibility that schwarber will hit one of that orange buffoon in the white house

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:44 pm
by UMFan83
So glad Chris Berman doesn't do this anymore so I don't have to hear horsefeathers like "BACK BACK BACK ALL THE WAY TO ANNAPOLIS"

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:10 pm
by Andy
UMFan83 wrote:So glad Chris Berman doesn't do this anymore so I don't have to hear horsefeathers like "BACK BACK BACK ALL THE WAY TO ANNAPOLIS"

"LOOK OUT IN CAMDEN YARDS!"

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:15 pm
by Banedon
Random idea that won't ever happen...let the home tv announcers for the ASG host ballpark call the home run derby.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:25 pm
by ConstableRabbit
Think of how boring it would be to be the PBP guy in a home run derby.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:36 pm
by Banedon
ConstableRabbit wrote:Think of how boring it would be to be the PBP guy in a home run derby.


Absolutely, but probably much less so for local home announcers on a national broadcast, getting to talk up their team, their city, their ballpark.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:39 pm
by David
UMFan83 wrote:So glad Chris Berman doesn't do this anymore so I don't have to hear horsefeathers like "BACK BACK BACK ALL THE WAY TO ANNAPOLIS"


i despise everything about chris berman, but the familiarity with those stupid calls that goes back to me watching these dumb things when I was 10 or 11 makes me not hate that one in particular

kind of like how i sorta miss morgan and miller on sunday night baseball despite them saying inane nonsense all game purely off of nostalgia for the sound of it.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:54 pm
by bcl412
David wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:So glad Chris Berman doesn't do this anymore so I don't have to hear horsefeathers like "BACK BACK BACK ALL THE WAY TO ANNAPOLIS"


i despise everything about chris berman, but the familiarity with those stupid calls that goes back to me watching these dumb things when I was 10 or 11 makes me not hate that one in particular

kind of like how i sorta miss morgan and miller on sunday night baseball despite them saying inane nonsense all game purely off of nostalgia for the sound of it.


I’m sure he’s a dummy but I like John millers baseball calling voice.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:03 pm
by ConstableRabbit
I love Miller's voice and get the same nostalgia for it. But man, looking back... Joe Morgan was so awful.

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:04 pm
by ConstableRabbit
Banedon wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:Think of how boring it would be to be the PBP guy in a home run derby.


Absolutely, but probably much less so for local home announcers on a national broadcast, getting to talk up their team, their city, their ballpark.

Oh I'm in agreement. Was just making a comment in general. A bit part of the excitement of a homer is that it's unexpected. In the derby, it's gotta be somewhat annoying for those guys!

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:16 pm
by Banedon

Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:21 pm
by UMFan83
Damn now I wish the game was at an AL park. I would love to see Javy dong to lead off the entire game.