Results tagged ‘ Great American Ballpark ’

Discover: All-Star Tuesday

Home Run Derby Baseball

As Mid-South Sports Blog points out, the new format for the Gillette Home Run Derby proved quite a hit. The Miller Sport Update honored the victorious “Toddfather,” and Better Off Red posted a number of great videos from the Derby. Dodger Insider was impressed by rookie runner-up Joc Pederson, while Sam’s Sports Blog highlighted Albert Pujols for providing the most touching moment of the evening. (more…)

Discover: Home Run Derby Monday

2015homerunderby

Sporting a new seeded-and-bracketed look, the Gillette Home Run Derby will entertain fans tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. DrewZuhoskiDaily! goes over the new format and rules, while The Rainout Blog hopes it doesn’t have any material tonight. The Cubs have two participants in Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, so Muskat Ramblings asked their teammates who would claim bragging rights in the clubhouse. Elsewhere, Britt Ghiroli has quotes from the Orioles’ Manny Machado on his approach going into the event. (more…)

Discover: Three for Thursday

Phillies Dodgers Baseball

1. Final Vote. Clayton Kershaw should be an All-Star if you ask Dodger Insider, and Phillies Insider certainly wouldn’t disagree after watching the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner toss a shutout on Wednesday night. But he still needs to win the Esurance All-Star Game 2015 Final Vote to make it to Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Better Off Red continues stumping for their guy, Johnny Cueto. You have until 4 p.m. ET on Friday to cast your vote for the 34th and final All-Star spots in each league for the 2015 All-Star Game. There’s a case to be made for all of the candidates, so let’s hear yours! (more…)

Discover: Three for Thursday

Joc Pederson

1. Joc Pederson. The Dodger rookie has homered in five consecutive games, tying the franchise record. Dodger Insider takes a look at one of the best stories in baseball this season, as Pederson ranks as one of the best hitters in the National League. He’s been so impressive, even the Giants fan behind joeschlabotnikfanclub was compelled to talk him up in a post on All-Star voting. (And if you’re wondering who the next breakout star might be after Pederson, The Baseball Haven nominates some promising candidates.) (more…)