Tuesday July 12th, 2016

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In addition to the joy of watching MLB players crush home runs, part of the fun of the Home Run Derby is watching the amoeba-like swarm of children move around the outfield shagging the fly balls that do not have enough juice to get out of the park.

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There is, of course some inherent danger in allowing dozens of children to all try and make a play on a single baseball, and that played out last night when two would be outfielders collided leaving one laid out on the ground of Petco Park.

While the children provided an excellent sideshow, the main attraction on Monday night was Giancarlo Stanton, who hit an unreal 61 home runs on his way to taking the Home Run Derby crown, including an opening round that saw him hit 24 bombs.


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