Remember when the Home Run Derby didn’t suck? Is it just me, or is it impossible to watch? Let’s just say if I had to choose between watching the derby or any Vin Diesel flick then I would hate my life. I remember back in my younger years when it was exciting to watch and it was awesome. Now it has become boring and stale so I’m going to fix it. Listen up MLB/ESPN because as always, I am here to help.
- No more Brandon Inges. I don’t want to see an 0 for in the Home Run Derby. In fact I don’t care if the guys who participate in it are even All Stars. Give me Adam Dunn, Mark Reynolds, Russel Branyan and the biggest mashers you can find.
- No more “Swing Off”. All it does is tire out the competitors. Biggest bomb advances, thats what we’re here to see anyway.
- Shorten It. This thing lasts longer than Hanukkah. I don’t need to see a concert on the field, especially by whoever that was on Monday. I also don’t need to see Albert Pujols take 43 pitches trying to win some guy a car. Let the guy hit the ball from home, go pick it up and hit it again from where it landed. If it goes out he wins. If not, he can play for the Natinals.
- Get rid of Chris Berman. This goes for any broadcast, not just the derby. But this is even worse because he feels as if he has free rein to ramble on and on using terrible nicknames. How does someone get such a high profile job in sports without knowing anything about sports? It’s like letting Helen Keller teach Spanish.
That is it. My new Home Run Derby. Enjoy.
~ Jjaks Clayton