Kemp has now made his first selection, and it’s someone who can hit baseballs a long, long way. Maybe the TV ratings are saved! Clark Spencer:
Giancarlo Stanton landed a ball in the center-field, upper-deck seats at Marlins Park during batting practice Wednesday, leaving his disbelieving teammates shaking their heads. The Marlins’ 22-year-old slugger will be putting his power on display for an entire country to see on July 9 when he takes part in the Home Run Derby in Kansas City.
Stanton confirmed that he was chosen to participate.
It’s too bad that they can’t transport the Marlins’ home-run sculpture to Kansas City so Stanton and others could take aim on it during this year’s Derby. Now that would be must-see TV.