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Deberg_1990
07-12-2010, 06:06 PM
Ok SoCal, heres your chance to show off your half empty stadium....since its still only 5PM on the West Coast. :)

PGM
07-12-2010, 06:08 PM
Not a very enticing lineup of hitters, but I'll check in on it from time to time.

Deberg_1990
07-12-2010, 06:10 PM
uh oh...Bo Jackson! 21st Anniversay of his All Star game MVP.

tk13
07-12-2010, 06:10 PM
Bo's still got some heat. Sign him up Dayton!

Gonzo
07-12-2010, 06:11 PM
It should be a high scoring game. The pitching is just terrible.
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Deberg_1990
07-12-2010, 06:12 PM
Bo's still got some heat. Sign him up Dayton!

He looks like he could still lead KC's pathetic power lineup in HR's.

Gonzo
07-12-2010, 06:12 PM
Oh and the outfielders look like kids. Did the home team call up a bunch of AA prospects for this? They're horrible!
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CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:13 PM
I freaking LOVED Bo Jackson when he was playing for the Royals. LOVED him. He was a freak of nature.

PGM
07-12-2010, 06:13 PM
He looks like he could still lead KC's pathetic power lineup in HR's.

Why isn't Kendall in this thing ;)

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:14 PM
Who's your pick to win this thing? I'm going with Chris Young.

tk13
07-12-2010, 06:15 PM
He looks like he could still lead KC's pathetic power lineup in HR's.

Well let's not get too carried away... he still can throw it, but it looks like Bo knows donuts.

tk13
07-12-2010, 06:19 PM
Kind of a tough setting here, home plate is in the shadows.

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:20 PM
Who's your pick to win this thing? I'm going with anybody other than Chris Young.

FMP

PGM
07-12-2010, 06:22 PM
If Holliday gets booed when he comes up, look out. He may break a record :)

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:23 PM
I'm not sure what's more embarrassing - the lack of a crowd or Chris Young's performance.

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:23 PM
Nice assist by the fan, there.

tk13
07-12-2010, 06:23 PM
Wells gets a cheapo, that didn't look like a HR.

Old Dog
07-12-2010, 06:23 PM
Who's your pick to win this thing? I'm going with Chris Young.

Ortiz

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:24 PM
I'm not sure what's more embarrassing - the lack of a crowd or Chris Young's performance.

It's the year of the batting practice pitcher.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:24 PM
FWIW, Ortiz has to be the favorite, as the park favors lefties.

Though Cabrera and Holliday both could win it, IMO.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:25 PM
It's the year of the batting practice pitcher.

Or the year of people being invited that have no business being invited because guys like Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols declined.

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:26 PM
Or the year of people being invited that have no business being invited because guys like Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols declined.

What are you talking about? I'm DYING to watch Corey Hart dominate.

kstater
07-12-2010, 06:27 PM
Who's your pick to win this thing? I'm going with Chris Young.


NoCoMo

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:28 PM
I can't wait for 2 years. Watching all this at the "K" is going to be awesome (for Royals fans, of course.)

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:29 PM
What are you talking about? I'm DYING to watch Corey Hart dominate.

LMAO

That's what's sad about this.

You could have listed 3 or 4 guys, Hart included, and gotten the same point across.

tk13
07-12-2010, 06:30 PM
I think somebody will post a decent number, I hope. It might not happen till that hitter's backdrop gets in the shade though. Subpar lineup + iffy HR ballpark + home plate in the shadows is a bad combo.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:31 PM
Hey, it's Bernie Brewer.

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:31 PM
This event is like the slam dunk competition. It used to be great when the true dunkers (Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan) participated. Now it's junk.

Same with this. You bring up a great point, OTWP. When it was McGwire, Sosa, Bonds, Palmeiro...oh wait, nevermind.

But seriously, it used to be a premiere event. It's still marketed like one but not the key players.

tk13
07-12-2010, 06:32 PM
Corey Hart says screw all of you.

tk13
07-12-2010, 06:32 PM
Hurry, let's take odds on Berman's first "Sunglasses at Night" reference.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:33 PM
Check his bat. Gotta be corked.

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:33 PM
Too bad GMDM couldn't arrange to have Alex Gordon out there working on his left field skills tonight. Wait, he's out there? Ugh.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Are you shitting me? That was a fucking pop up.

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Geography fail. San Juan Capistrano would be a foul ball.

kstater
07-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Um, he barely swung at that one.

Sure-Oz
07-12-2010, 06:35 PM
Can we bring back roids

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:35 PM
Ease up, Caveman. You're into the 2nd round.

Fruit Ninja
07-12-2010, 06:35 PM
He smashed 3 big time HR's in a row.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:36 PM
Is the wind blowing out?

Jeez, I would have loved to seen what a guy with real power could have done in this park.

Priest31kc
07-12-2010, 06:36 PM
This event is like the slam dunk competition. It used to be great when the true dunkers (Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan) participated. Now it's junk.

Same with this. You bring up a great point, OTWP. When it was McGwire, Sosa, Bonds, Palmeiro...oh wait, nevermind.

But seriously, it used to be a premiere event. It's still marketed like one but not the key players.

yep, but you forgot the 3 time HR Derby champ, Ken Griffey Jr. Ya know, the clean one. It hasnt been the same for ever since he stopped participating, his last one was in Atlanta when he lost to Sosa in the finals in 2000.

JASONSAUTO
07-12-2010, 06:36 PM
NoCoMo

lol ill have to remember that one....
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CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:37 PM
Is the wind blowing out?

Jeez, I would have loved to seen what a guy with real power could have done in this park.

Holy crap.

PGM
07-12-2010, 06:38 PM
Is the wind blowing out?

Jeez, I would have loved to seen what a guy with real power could have done in this park.

He's actually had a pretty nice season so far with 21 bombs, but you are right I'd like to see a guy like Dunn in this.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:39 PM
Holy crap.

Sorry, just spoiled from being at Busch last year to see guys like Cruz, Fielder and Pujols hitting 475 foot+ bombs.

Cruz and Fielder hit bombs that reached places in that park I'd never thought possible.

Sure-Oz
07-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Nick Swisher, RAW POWER

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Here would be my top 8 choices:

1. Pujols
2. Hamilton
3. Vlad
4. A-Rod
5. Ortiz
6. Votto
7. Howard
8. Bo Jackson

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 06:59 PM
At least Holliday cost State Farm some cash, waiting until the Gold Ball to hit most of his HR's.

And 497 feet? That's sick.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 07:00 PM
Here would be my top 8 choices:

1. Pujols
2. Hamilton
3. Vlad
4. A-Rod
5. Ortiz
6. Votto
7. Howard
8. Bo Jackson

Give me Prince Fielder in place of Joey Votto, and Nelson Cruz in place of Bo.

Otherwise, yeah, that would me a great group.

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 07:19 PM
C'mon Chen!

Dartgod
07-12-2010, 07:20 PM
C'mon Chen!
I LOL'd

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 07:21 PM
The Ken Griffey Jr. "Goodbye Baseball, Hello Cooperstown" Nike commerial has been the best part of the night thus far.

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Priest31kc
07-12-2010, 07:21 PM
That Griffey commercial is now my favorite commercial of all time. Awesomeness.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 07:27 PM
Tony LaRussa is smiling now that Holliday has been eliminated.

The Bad Guy
07-12-2010, 07:33 PM
Tony LaRussa is smiling now that Holliday has been eliminated.

As am I. He's on both of my first place fantasy baseball teams.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 07:47 PM
As am I. He's on both of my first place fantasy baseball teams.

Last time he participated he went on a 2nd half tear, IIRC.

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 08:12 PM
LMAO

Everyone sucking off Corey Hart in Round 1, then he proceeds to throw up a fucking goose egg in Round 2 to miss the finals.

Awesome.

tk13
07-12-2010, 08:22 PM
ESPN announcers lobbying for Tony Pena to get another managing gig.

Sure-Oz
07-12-2010, 08:23 PM
Any former Royals manager likely shouldn't get another managing job

OnTheWarpath58
07-12-2010, 08:38 PM
FWIW, Ortiz has to be the favorite.

What he said.

Sure-Oz
07-12-2010, 08:44 PM
nice job at taking a look at the notes erin

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 09:46 PM
Did anyone suffer through the All Star Softball Game? I did, except I didn't consider it suffering when I watched Bo Jackson freaking destroy a softball out to just in front of the REAL baseball warning track. He is some kind of freak.

tk13
07-12-2010, 09:57 PM
I'd definitely put money that we could sign Bo tomorrow and he'd finish with more HR's than Kendall.

I missed Will Ferrell's Jody Davis reference. That's hilarious, I bet about 4 people outside of Chicago got that.

DeezNutz
07-12-2010, 10:05 PM
I'd definitely put money that we could sign Bo tomorrow and he'd finish with more HR's than Kendall.


Get out. You believe that one of the greatest athletes of the modern era could hit one, one111, HR in the second half? Inconceivable.

Demonpenz
07-12-2010, 11:12 PM
what was the jody davis reference. He cost me my rotesserie league champ in 88 I should have picked up Don Slaught

CaliforniaChief
07-12-2010, 11:34 PM
Bo Jackson put on some weight...but he is just a natural athlete. From the perspective of a Royals fan, it's a damned shame he played football. Double damned shame it was for the Raiders.

Here's a video from last year. Dude still has bat speed. Go to 2:20 or so to watch.
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