Home Run Derby 2011: Rickie Weeks Is Bad

One second baseman is followed by another, as dreadlocked Brewers infielder Rickie Weeks steps in after Robinson Cano. By the time I am done typing this sentence, Weeks' first round is up, as he's through all ten of his outs having left the yard three times. That means the National League has eight home runs, and the American League has 16 home runs. Turns out that interleague play discrepancy also carries over to individual talent shows. Based on the science we have collected, the AL is two times as good as the NL, and that's even in an NL ballpark, where you'd think they would have the home-field advantage.

The Chase Field crowd was giving it to Weeks most of the time because they wanted Justin Upton instead. They booed Prince Fielder for choosing Weeks earlier, and they booed Weeks just now for not being a different person. I understand the first one, but I don't understand the second one. it's not Rickie Weeks' fault that he's not Justin Upton. I mean, I'm sure he's tried. Transmogrifiers aren't real.

Also:

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That is not Rickie Weeks, but I forgot to embed this image earlier. It's only a matter of time, umpires.

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