Home Run Derby 2011: Matt Kemp Sucks

Here's Matt Kemp, who has 22 home runs on the year. However, Kemp went through nine outs before he slugged his first dinger in the derby, and his round finished with two. Two home runs, which is a new low for the day. A year ago, Vernon Wells hit two and Chris Young hit one, so Kemp isn't all by himself in the basement, but that was pretty terrible and I spent most of the round preparing a .gif of all home run derby fielders ever:

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Kemp's kid or kids were on the sidelines watching as their father flailed away, helplessly bad. These kids are also on the sidelines:

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I'm only giving you these images because I don't know what else to put here. Matt Kemp hit two home runs. Nothing happened. I have already written 70 or 80 more words than that first round of his deserves.

Oh hey here's Andrew McCutchen on the broadcast while David Ortiz walks up. "So Andrew, how's it feel to be an All-Star, kind of?"

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