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Joosh
07-06-2005, 03:09 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/allstar05/news/story?id=2101332


According to the Web site Tuesday, the roster includes: Atlanta slugger and home run leader Andruw Jones (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5681), Philadelphia's Bobby Abreu (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5698), Milwaukee's Carlos Lee (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6161), Pittsburgh's Jason Bay (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7143), Detroit's Ivan Rodriguez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=4680) and Boston's David Ortiz (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5909).

The Dominican Republic will be represented by Ortiz; Venezuela by Abreu, Puerto Rico by Rodriguez; Curacao by Jones; Panama by Lee; and Canada by Bay.

The only two countries not represented yet are the United States and Japan.



Coule Frank be selected as the US representative? I would love to see it! Do it MLB.:supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance:

Jaffar
07-06-2005, 06:47 AM
No way! Last time Frank did the HRD he said it screwed up his swing for the rest of the year.

Iguana775
07-06-2005, 06:47 AM
I would hate to see it. the last thing we need is frank screwing up his ankle for a contest.

rmusacch
07-06-2005, 07:44 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/allstar05/news/story?id=2101332



Coule Frank be selected as the US representative? I would love to see it! Do it MLB.:supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance:

Don't you have to be an All Star to participate in the home run derby?

ChicagoHoosier
07-06-2005, 08:08 AM
PAULIE!

PAULIE!

PAULIE!

:bandance:

RedHeadPaleHoser
07-06-2005, 08:11 AM
All the HR Derby is is a glorified BP slugfest. I'd rather see Frank rest three good days, and go back at it after the ASB. I'm sure 25 other people in WS unis would also. It's over-rated...and always has been. If there's one thing I hate worse than the NBA Slam Dunk crap, it's the HR derby.

downstairs
07-06-2005, 08:30 AM
To each their own.... I can sort-of, almost understand people getting into the actual game.

But the side shows (and this goes for all sports, of which baseball is nowhere near the worst) are just junk.

I don't know... maybe kids enjoy it.

I can't remember the last time I watched a World Series and they flashed up some dude's Home Run Derby stats...

SOXintheBURGH
07-06-2005, 08:32 AM
No.. no.. no.

gr8mexico
07-06-2005, 08:34 AM
HELL NO!!!:angry: PAULIE!

PAULIE!

PAULIE!

:bandance:

Frater Perdurabo
07-06-2005, 08:34 AM
No. Keep him out of there. The rest is far more important than a cheesy exhibition in which he might injure himself or mess up his swing.

RKMeibalane
07-06-2005, 08:49 AM
In a word, no.

Iguana775
07-06-2005, 08:50 AM
Let Pods do it!!

The Racehorse
07-06-2005, 09:09 AM
The homerun derby is passe.

Nothing like having a sluggers work on mechanics & plate discipline since spring training... to have that flushed down the crapper for 30 minutes of swinging from their heels.

If MLB wants to showcase tape measure shots, then open the doors for the public well in advance so people can watch batting practice... which they're probably already doing.

With that said, the home run derby is getting bigger & bigger... appealing to fans who enjoy all the flash that baseball brings [loud canned music, the wave, baseballs that fly off the bat as if they were super balls], but wouldn't know substance if it were molecularly welded to their DNA.

The Racehorse
07-06-2005, 09:14 AM
^Oh yeah, I forgot^

I'd prefer Frank to not participate... I want his homeruns to count in games, not in an AS game exhibition... not to mention his tender ankle.

daveeym
07-06-2005, 09:15 AM
No way! Last time Frank did the HRD he said it screwed up his swing for the rest of the year. LOL, yeah but that was when he hit for .300 and wasn't trying for homeruns.

daveeym
07-06-2005, 09:17 AM
All the HR Derby is is a glorified BP slugfest. I'd rather see Frank rest three good days, and go back at it after the ASB. I'm sure 25 other people in WS unis would also. It's over-rated...and always has been. If there's one thing I hate worse than the NBA Slam Dunk crap, it's the HR derby. Exactly. I don't want Frank up there because of his ankle, but all this hogwash about it messing up everything is garbage. Once a week, at least, the same thing goes on in batting practice.