Home Run Derby 2011: Some Last-Last-Minute Thoughts

Hey it turns out this thing isn't starting on time. I'll be damned! But what this minor delay has given me the chance to do is track down the proper link to MLB.com's free online broadcast of the derby, right here. The upside is that the MLB.com broadcast appears - for now - to be different from the ESPN broadcast. The downside is this:

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Additionally, you remember that "Derby expected to be a blast" headline from earlier? Turns out MLB.com enjoyed that wordplay so much they basically repeated it elsewhere.

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This is like those Coors Light bar exam commercials. What a funny spot! We should make another spot just like it because jokes can never be run into the ground! Jokes are like the Himalayas. They only build build build!

In case you were curious, Chris Berman has picked Adrian Gonzalez to win the derby. Nick Swisher has picked Robinson Cano. Sam Fuld has picked Jose Bautista. Some guy at the ESPN desk picked Prince Fielder. I dunno you guys, can't find a consensus.

Now here's Jason Aldean and some band playing music to get everybody amped up for the festivities. You might know Jason Aldean for his popular contemporary music. I do not.

Gotta go for now, Chris Berman has the mic, and he is speaking into it!

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