Home Run Derby 2012: Mark Trumbo Launches Dingers

Mark Trumbo is the player I most wanted to watch in this thing, and because I'm the only person in the room, I'm going to assume that Mark Trumbo is the player all of us most wanted to watch in this thing. His round is over, having launched seven dingers. That ties him with one of the guys, puts him in front of one of the guys, and puts him behind one of the guys. I don't remember who was good and who was bad. Oh, right, Carlos Gonzalez was bad, I don't know why Colorado even has a baseball team.

Trumbo didn't put on the mammoth display of which we all know he's capable, but he did draw an animated player reaction when he blasted a low line drive out to straightaway center, and he drew an animated fan and announcer reaction when he blasted a fly ball off of the roof of something in left field down the line. That home run probably wasn't his longest home run of the round (I wasn't paying attention), but people don't care so much about distance as they care about baseballs hitting things that aren't normally hit by baseballs. Hitting the roof in left field looks more impressive than hitting a ball out to dead center even though it isn't really. People and their brains.

Here's Andrew McCutchen, who isn't Rickie Weeks despite having a similar haircut. Last year Rickie Weeks hit three home runs and didn't make it out of the first round. McCutchen just hit a fly ball that one of the ball-shaggers flat-out dropped like an idiot. They're back!

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