Home Run Derby 2011: David Ortiz Kicks Off Second Round, Poorly

Just minutes after participating in the swing-off - the first home run derby swing off since 2009! - David Ortiz steps up to begin the second round. After a home run and two outs, he places a request to change the PA music, which sounded like it had been playing Katy Perry. I could be wrong, but I could also give a hoot. Now it's playing Nicki Minaj. Way less distracting, Nicki Minaj. It's apparently easier to hit home runs to Nicki Minaj than it is to Katy Perry.

Here's Adrian Gonzalez on the sidelines now, confirming to Buster Olney that Ortiz needs to hit to "the right kind of music." Apparently he listens to a certain kind of music when he's hitting in Boston and it gets him amped up. These are the intangibles you never read about on Fangraphs.

Ortiz's second round concludes with an unimpressive four home runs. Or, if you prefer:

Music 1: 2 outs, 1 home run
Music 2: 8 outs, 3 home runs

By changing the music, David Ortiz made himself worse! It is not easier to hit home runs to Nicki Minaj than it is to Katy Perry, or whoever the first musician was! Somebody needs to alert David Ortiz, because he could be way better by making a very simple adjustment!

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