Monday, July 9, 2007

Going, going, gone!

Tonight at 8:00 begins the best part of the MLB All-Star break: the Home Run Derby. The Derby and game are being held at AT&T Park in San Francisco this year so McCovey Cove will be packed with kayaks trying to pick up the long balls that splash down there. Eight big leaguers will go for the Home Run King title tonight. Ryan Howard of Philly is defending his title against Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols, and Matt Holliday of the National League. The American League will be represented by Justin Morneau, Alex Rios, Vladimir Guerrero, and Magglio Ordonez. The atmosphere of the Derby is simply fun. To see the normally serious ball-players laughing and joking with each other and sitting on the grass with their children makes you feel like all is right with the world.

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