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(Major League Baseball) Video So how close did Giancarlo Stanton come to hitting a ball completely out of Target Field? About 5 rows of seats close   (mlb.com ) divider line
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2014-07-15 02:31:25 PM  
I had no idea the allstar game was this week. Sad in a way how little I care about MLB anymore.
 
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2014-07-15 02:51:39 PM  
Farkin' wow!
 
2014-07-15 03:59:21 PM  
Projected distance Actual distance. Still pretty far.
 
2014-07-15 04:07:13 PM  
needed to be narrated by Jim Ross
 
2014-07-15 04:24:28 PM  
I'm not a baseball fan, I go to the occasional game and enjoy it, but I'm not a "fan"...

That said, I kind of like watching the old stuff on ESPN Classic where the home run derby is in a deserted ballpark, and the homers are landing in people's back yards. To me, that seems more "real", like it was more about the sport being a sport, rather than it being Disneyland. I always thought it would be cool to be pne of those homeowners and save the balls every year, and roll them out like 30 years down the road.

Now, it just seems like the whole thing is a carnival sideshow, but I also understand why people like to go to all of the events.
 
2014-07-15 04:27:42 PM  
Did Berman pass out with the "BACK-BACK-BACK" call for this dinger?

/didn't watch
 
2014-07-15 04:37:14 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: Did Berman pass out with the "BACK-BACK-BACK" call for this dinger?

/didn't watch


Maybe it's just me, but he seemed to have received the memo about this.  He still does it, but not for every farking HR and not as many repetitions per HR.

...or maybe I fell asleep - can't be too sure.
 
2014-07-15 04:42:43 PM  
I'd be more impressed if he didn't use corked bats to accomplish this
 
2014-07-15 04:48:24 PM  

Lost Thought 00: I'd be more impressed if he didn't use corked bats to accomplish this


Corked bats make it harder to hit the ball far, not easier
 
2014-07-15 04:55:14 PM  
Was it me, or was the Derby a real snoozer this year? There just didn't seem to be any life in the stadium for it.
 
2014-07-15 05:05:14 PM  

Five Tails of Fury: Was it me, or was the Derby a real snoozer this year? There just didn't seem to be any life in the stadium for it.


To me, it's a snoozer every year. Every year I turn it on for five minutes, thinking this will be the year I get into it, and then I remember I have better things to do. I'm not saying "stop liking things I don't like" -- if people enjoy it, fine -- but I just don't see the attraction.
 
2014-07-15 05:05:49 PM  
But yeah, that was a hell of a shot by Stanton.
 
2014-07-15 05:17:58 PM  

Mikey1969: I'm not a baseball fan, I go to the occasional game and enjoy it, but I'm not a "fan"...

That said, I kind of like watching the old stuff on ESPN Classic where the home run derby is in a deserted ballpark, and the homers are landing in people's back yards. To me, that seems more "real", like it was more about the sport being a sport, rather than it being Disneyland. I always thought it would be cool to be pne of those homeowners and save the balls every year, and roll them out like 30 years down the road.

Now, it just seems like the whole thing is a carnival sideshow, but I also understand why people like to go to all of the events.


The old Home Run Derby tv show was filmed in Wrigley Field, Los Angeles.
 
2014-07-15 05:25:32 PM  

ChrisDe: Mikey1969: I'm not a baseball fan, I go to the occasional game and enjoy it, but I'm not a "fan"...

That said, I kind of like watching the old stuff on ESPN Classic where the home run derby is in a deserted ballpark, and the homers are landing in people's back yards. To me, that seems more "real", like it was more about the sport being a sport, rather than it being Disneyland. I always thought it would be cool to be pne of those homeowners and save the balls every year, and roll them out like 30 years down the road.

Now, it just seems like the whole thing is a carnival sideshow, but I also understand why people like to go to all of the events.

The old Home Run Derby tv show was filmed in Wrigley Field, Los Angeles.


Very cool little tidbit, thanks for that. Gives me something to peruse in my down time. :-)
 
2014-07-15 05:43:34 PM  
oi60.tinypic.com

I did put the uniform on, once.  We were in Chicago for a series, and for whatever reason we weren't broadcasting... and Tommy Lasorda said to me "have you ever watched a game from the dugout?"  And, I said, "no."

And Giancarlo Stanton hits a high, fly ball, headed for left field.

And, he said, "well, we have a uniform, you can sit in the dugout with us."  I said, "I'll go, but you must ask the umpires, and if they agree, cause I don't want them looking over and throwing me out of the game."  So, the umpires said yes, I put on a uniform, snuck in to the dugout, sat down with the cap pulled over my eye, and I figured no one knows except the team.  Stanton's ball is definitely going to be a home run, the only question is where it may land.

And, at the bottom of the 1st inning John Vukovich, God rest his soul, the 1st base coach of the Cubs, is running across towards the box.  And, as he goes by the dugout he hollers, Vinny!" And, I'm startled.  And, he throws a ball, and I catch the ball.  And, written on the ball, it says: "If a fight breaks out, I want you" ... And, it's signed by Don Zimmer... I look over and all the Cubs are falling on the floor, so it was the worse kept secret.

So, I did wear one Dodger uniform, once upon a time.

And Stanton's ball is gone! To the far reaches of the upper deck, here in Minnesota.
 
2014-07-15 05:52:54 PM  
Do they score more runs when it is hit farther?
 
2014-07-15 05:59:39 PM  

lifeboat: [oi60.tinypic.com image 200x199]

I did put the uniform on, once.  We were in Chicago for a series, and for whatever reason we weren't broadcasting... and Tommy Lasorda said to me "have you ever watched a game from the dugout?"  And, I said, "no."

And Giancarlo Stanton hits a high, fly ball, headed for left field.

And, he said, "well, we have a uniform, you can sit in the dugout with us."  I said, "I'll go, but you must ask the umpires, and if they agree, cause I don't want them looking over and throwing me out of the game."  So, the umpires said yes, I put on a uniform, snuck in to the dugout, sat down with the cap pulled over my eye, and I figured no one knows except the team.  Stanton's ball is definitely going to be a home run, the only question is where it may land.

And, at the bottom of the 1st inning John Vukovich, God rest his soul, the 1st base coach of the Cubs, is running across towards the box.  And, as he goes by the dugout he hollers, Vinny!" And, I'm startled.  And, he throws a ball, and I catch the ball.  And, written on the ball, it says: "If a fight breaks out, I want you" ... And, it's signed by Don Zimmer... I look over and all the Cubs are falling on the floor, so it was the worse kept secret.

So, I did wear one Dodger uniform, once upon a time.

And Stanton's ball is gone! To the far reaches of the upper deck, here in Minnesota.


Thank you.  I enjoyed reading that in Vin's voice.
 
2014-07-15 06:02:12 PM  
was marty barrett the mvp?
 
2014-07-15 06:13:53 PM  

Analgesic: lifeboat: [oi60.tinypic.com image 200x199]

I did put the uniform on, once.  We were in Chicago for a series, and for whatever reason we weren't broadcasting... and Tommy Lasorda said to me "have you ever watched a game from the dugout?"  And, I said, "no."

And Giancarlo Stanton hits a high, fly ball, headed for left field.

And, he said, "well, we have a uniform, you can sit in the dugout with us."  I said, "I'll go, but you must ask the umpires, and if they agree, cause I don't want them looking over and throwing me out of the game."  So, the umpires said yes, I put on a uniform, snuck in to the dugout, sat down with the cap pulled over my eye, and I figured no one knows except the team.  Stanton's ball is definitely going to be a home run, the only question is where it may land.

And, at the bottom of the 1st inning John Vukovich, God rest his soul, the 1st base coach of the Cubs, is running across towards the box.  And, as he goes by the dugout he hollers, Vinny!" And, I'm startled.  And, he throws a ball, and I catch the ball.  And, written on the ball, it says: "If a fight breaks out, I want you" ... And, it's signed by Don Zimmer... I look over and all the Cubs are falling on the floor, so it was the worse kept secret.

So, I did wear one Dodger uniform, once upon a time.

And Stanton's ball is gone! To the far reaches of the upper deck, here in Minnesota.

Thank you.  I enjoyed reading that in Vin's voice.


X 2
 
2014-07-15 06:18:20 PM  

lifeboat: [oi60.tinypic.com image 200x199]

I did put the uniform on, once.  We were in Chicago for a series, and for whatever reason we weren't broadcasting... and Tommy Lasorda said to me "have you ever watched a game from the dugout?"  And, I said, "no."

And Giancarlo Stanton hits a high, fly ball, headed for left field.

And, he said, "well, we have a uniform, you can sit in the dugout with us."  I said, "I'll go, but you must ask the umpires, and if they agree, cause I don't want them looking over and throwing me out of the game."  So, the umpires said yes, I put on a uniform, snuck in to the dugout, sat down with the cap pulled over my eye, and I figured no one knows except the team.  Stanton's ball is definitely going to be a home run, the only question is where it may land.

And, at the bottom of the 1st inning John Vukovich, God rest his soul, the 1st base coach of the Cubs, is running across towards the box.  And, as he goes by the dugout he hollers, Vinny!" And, I'm startled.  And, he throws a ball, and I catch the ball.  And, written on the ball, it says: "If a fight breaks out, I want you" ... And, it's signed by Don Zimmer... I look over and all the Cubs are falling on the floor, so it was the worse kept secret.

So, I did wear one Dodger uniform, once upon a time.

And Stanton's ball is gone! To the far reaches of the upper deck, here in Minnesota.


Threed.
 
2014-07-15 06:24:22 PM  
I wonder if he shoots or rubs.
 
2014-07-15 07:17:47 PM  

Mikey1969: I'm not a baseball fan, I go to the occasional game and enjoy it, but I'm not a "fan"...

That said, I kind of like watching the old stuff on ESPN Classic where the home run derby is in a deserted ballpark, and the homers are landing in people's back yards. To me, that seems more "real", like it was more about the sport being a sport, rather than it being Disneyland. I always thought it would be cool to be pne of those homeowners and save the balls every year, and roll them out like 30 years down the road.

Now, it just seems like the whole thing is a carnival sideshow, but I also understand why people like to go to all of the events.


Does espn classic still show old "home run derby"?
 
2014-07-15 07:18:48 PM  

lifeboat: I did put the uniform on, once.  We were in Chicago for a series, and for whatever reason we weren't broadcasting... and Tommy Lasorda said to me "have you ever watched a game from the dugout?"  And, I said, "no."

And Giancarlo Stanton hits a high, fly ball, headed for left field.

And, he said, "well, we have a uniform, you can sit in the dugout with us."  I said, "I'll go, but you must ask the umpires, and if they agree, cause I don't want them looking over and throwing me out of the game."  So, the umpires said yes, I put on a uniform, snuck in to the dugout, sat down with the cap pulled over my eye, and I figured no one knows except the team.  Stanton's ball is definitely going to be a home run, the only question is where it may land.

And, at the bottom of the 1st inning John Vukovich, God rest his soul, the 1st base coach of the Cubs, is running across towards the box.  And, as he goes by the dugout he hollers, Vinny!" And, I'm startled.  And, he throws a ball, and I catch the ball.  And, written on the ball, it says: "If a fight breaks out, I want you" ... And, it's signed by Don Zimmer... I look over and all the Cubs are falling on the floor, so it was the worse kept secret.

So, I did wear one Dodger uniform, once upon a time.

And Stanton's ball is gone! To the far reaches of the upper deck, here in Minnesota.


I'll miss him when he's gone.
 
2014-07-15 07:30:59 PM  
ussmariner.com
 
2014-07-15 07:35:14 PM  
All star game in 25 minutes. Still no thread
 
2014-07-15 07:48:38 PM  

mikaloyd: All star game in 25 minutes. Still no thread


Meh. And I'm a baseball fan. It'll be on the TV, but I won't really be watching.
 
2014-07-15 08:02:32 PM  

ChrisDe: mikaloyd: All star game in 25 minutes. Still no thread

Meh. And I'm a baseball fan. It'll be on the TV, but I won't really be watching.


Neither will I, if there's a thread. That's half the fun of watching sporting events that don't really matter - why do you think Nascar races are so entertaining on here?
 
2014-07-15 08:03:19 PM  
SO since there's no thread, and I just turned it on, anyone want to tell me who the hell is butchering whatever song it is she's singing?
 
2014-07-15 08:03:45 PM  

FriarReb98: SO since there's no thread, and I just turned it on, anyone want to tell me who the hell is butchering whatever song it is she's singing?


I have no idea, and I have no idea.
 
2014-07-15 08:04:21 PM  
Slow-motion Derek Jeter looks about 80.
 
2014-07-15 08:07:36 PM  
That wall that protects the pitcher from getting hit by a line drive.  Why aren't those used during regular games to protect the pitcher from getting hit by a line drive?
 
2014-07-15 08:08:06 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: FriarReb98: SO since there's no thread, and I just turned it on, anyone want to tell me who the hell is butchering whatever song it is she's singing?

I have no idea, and I have no idea.


Ohhhhhh it's the Frozen chick.  A shame, because she's oversinging the hell out of everything.
 
2014-07-15 08:08:45 PM  

FriarReb98: cameroncrazy1984: FriarReb98: SO since there's no thread, and I just turned it on, anyone want to tell me who the hell is butchering whatever song it is she's singing?

I have no idea, and I have no idea.

Ohhhhhh it's the Frozen chick.  A shame, because she's oversinging the hell out of everything.


And has no idea what the words are to the national anthem.
 
2014-07-15 08:09:34 PM  
Wow.  Now THAT sucked.
 
2014-07-15 08:09:43 PM  
No All-Star thread? Really?

FriarReb98: SO since there's no thread, and I just turned it on, anyone want to tell me who the hell is butchering whatever song it is she's singing?


It was "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan, sung by Idina Menzel. Or some spelling like that. You'll know her better as Adel Dazeen.
 
2014-07-15 08:11:26 PM  
Oh sh*t the Thunderbirds! I saw them perform when I was really young. It was my introduction to aerobatics.
 
2014-07-15 08:11:59 PM  
Awww man, no Tim McCarver????

KIDDING!!
 
2014-07-15 08:12:03 PM  

picodenico: You'll know her better as Adel Dazeen.


She will always be Adel Dazeen to me.
 
2014-07-15 08:12:13 PM  

picodenico: No All-Star thread? Really?

FriarReb98: SO since there's no thread, and I just turned it on, anyone want to tell me who the hell is butchering whatever song it is she's singing?

It was "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan, sung by Idina Menzel. Or some spelling like that. You'll know her better as Adel Dazeen.


I know her as "the Frozen chick" and "the one who sucked at the Anthem."
 
2014-07-15 08:12:58 PM  

FriarReb98: picodenico: No All-Star thread? Really?

FriarReb98: SO since there's no thread, and I just turned it on, anyone want to tell me who the hell is butchering whatever song it is she's singing?

It was "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan, sung by Idina Menzel. Or some spelling like that. You'll know her better as Adel Dazeen.

I know her as "the Frozen chick" and "the one who sucked at the Anthem."


She also sucked at her own song at the Oscars.
 
2014-07-15 08:14:41 PM  
 
2014-07-15 08:14:59 PM  
Peanut Butterfinger cups?!?!?

OH MY GOD

FriarReb98: I know her as "the Frozen chick" and "the one who sucked at the Anthem."


I actually can't say I paid attention to the anthem. I've given up on ever hoping anybody will sing it correctly, unless they're a local amateur who actually cares.
 
2014-07-15 08:17:46 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: ChrisDe: mikaloyd: All star game in 25 minutes. Still no thread

Meh. And I'm a baseball fan. It'll be on the TV, but I won't really be watching.

Neither will I, if there's a thread. That's half the fun of watching sporting events that don't really matter - why do you think Nascar races are so entertaining on here?


Uggla's oogley all-star game was one of my favorite sports threads ever.


Ive submitted 4 threads for the allstar game today and one for home run derby yesterday.

I think we can take this as kind of a sign. no live baseball threads motherfarkers
 
2014-07-15 08:21:12 PM  

picodenico: Peanut Butterfinger cups?!?!?

OH MY GOD


I tried them last week, they weren't quite what I expected.  Maybe because it was hot, but they weren't as Butterfinger-y as I would hope.
 
2014-07-15 10:42:01 PM  

soupafi: Mikey1969: I'm not a baseball fan, I go to the occasional game and enjoy it, but I'm not a "fan"...

That said, I kind of like watching the old stuff on ESPN Classic where the home run derby is in a deserted ballpark, and the homers are landing in people's back yards. To me, that seems more "real", like it was more about the sport being a sport, rather than it being Disneyland. I always thought it would be cool to be pne of those homeowners and save the balls every year, and roll them out like 30 years down the road.

Now, it just seems like the whole thing is a carnival sideshow, but I also understand why people like to go to all of the events.

Does espn classic still show old "home run derby"?


I was talking to someone recently who said so. A friend of mine, but I can't remember who. That and World's Strongest Man were always fun to watch. I don't think I have it on my DirecTv, which sucks, because ESPN isn't really a sports channel anymore, it's just a channel 'about' sports, so having it on in the lobby and breakroom at work aren't really any fun.
 
2014-07-15 11:05:59 PM  
cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-07-16 09:08:40 AM  
Too bad that ball's credit card information is all over Russia now...
 
2014-07-16 11:22:46 AM  
It's batting practice pitching for goodness sakes. 60mph right down the middle, how could these guys not hit it a mile.

They made a big deal a few years ago about Bryce Harper hitting the scoreboard at Orange Juice Field here in St.Pete/Tampa . He was hitting batting practice with a carbon fiber bat.

Yawn.....

All of the All Star games suck. You'll never see F1 have a All Star weekend.
 
2014-07-16 09:03:43 PM  
tampaflacouple:

It's batting practice pitching for goodness sakes.

THIS

/ Tune in next week to watch football players kick from a tee with nobody else on the field.
 
2014-07-16 09:34:55 PM  

studebaker hoch: tampaflacouple:

It's batting practice pitching for goodness sakes.

THIS

/ Tune in next week to watch football players kick from a tee with nobody else on the field.


I was the "kicking from a tee with nobody on the field" champion of my team in college. I was still only second string PK though - 1st string hit a 61 yarder in a game.

Darn you Dana Jacobsen - you derailed my NFL hopes.
 
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