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Homerun Derby mess up any these guys swings in the 2nd half?

Postby DudeLaw » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:09 pm

Whatcha think? It happened with Abreu. Anyone think this is a possibility? Any predictions of power surges from any of these guys in the 2nd half?
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Postby flooredyas » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:16 pm

Sure wish Maggs would have given it a shot either way, maybe it would have WOKE UP his HR swing.
I think that Abreau was probably the true worst case scenario however.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:49 pm

I bet one of the eight guys who played in the HRD will have a powerless second half and everybody will blame the HR derby.
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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:12 am

Most of the participants continue to hit home runs afterwards... Abreu and Wright didn't, so now everyone thinks there's a curse.
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Re: Homerun Derby mess up any these guys swings in the 2nd half?

Postby wildbill » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:26 am

I think the homerun derby messing up swings is a myth with no real basis in fact. It's doesn't look much different then batting practice. Does batting practice mess up swings? If you really think it can mess up swings then you have to conside the opposite, that it can improve swings. Some players, like Howard last year, actually improve after participating in the HR derby. I think and major change is simply coincidence.
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Re: Homerun Derby mess up any these guys swings in the 2nd half?

Postby Bwanna » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:51 am

wildbill wrote:I think the homerun derby messing up swings is a myth with no real basis in fact. It's doesn't look much different then batting practice. Does batting practice mess up swings? If you really think it can mess up swings then you have to conside the opposite, that it can improve swings. Some players, like Howard last year, actually improve after participating in the HR derby. I think and major change is simply coincidence.

I'm hopeful that Vlad's dingers increase because of winning the contest, but that's ^ right... there's no basis for the contest affecting their totals in the 2nd half. But, I can't help but thing there's a mental aspect to it... gaining more confidence, being pissed off because you had a poor showing, etc, etc. It's a stretch to think so though.
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Re: Homerun Derby mess up any these guys swings in the 2nd half?

Postby Houser33 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:48 pm

Itd be interesting to see how many HR derby participants have suffered (power-wise) in the 2nd half but if Howard is any indication from last year (30 HR's after the break), I wouldnt be too worried about any of those guys.
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Re: Homerun Derby mess up any these guys swings in the 2nd half?

Postby wildbill » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:45 pm

I read an insider article on espn either yesterday or tuesday that though statisitcs basically debunked the whole idea of a curse. While in most hitter groupings there was a slight decrease it was usually less then 50pts in OPS, sometimes far less then 50 pts, a few times it went up. So no, the curse is just a myth.
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Re: Homerun Derby mess up any these guys swings in the 2nd half?

Postby Starkmadfan » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:02 pm

So far so good for Rios :-° ;-D
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Re: Homerun Derby mess up any these guys swings in the 2nd half?

Postby Rollotommasi » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:11 am

it looks that i just found the answer:

- Justin Morneau

3/20 with 5k

swinging like hell and leaving LOB left and right

pretty pathetic.........
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