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Who Will Win the HR Derby?

Sosa
12
18%
Bonds
9
14%
Thome
11
17%
Blalock
8
12%
Palmero
1
2%
Tejada
13
20%
Berkman
6
9%
Ortiz
5
8%
 
Total votes : 65

Postby NZF » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:35 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:
New Zealand Fan wrote:Certainly since I have been watching it, the HR Derby is never won by guys like Sosa, Bonds and co. Tino Martinez, Luis Gonzalez, Garet Anderson.

Also look for the guy that hits the most HR's in the 1st round, to crap out when it gets serious. That seems to happen year after year as well. They maybe tire themselves out.

I'm going for one of the longshots this year. Either Berkman or Tejada.


Never won by Bonds, Sosa, and co?

1995- Bonds
1996- Griffey Jr.
1997- T. Martinez
1998- Griffey Jr.
1999- Griffey Jr.
2000- Sosa
2001- L. Gonzalez
2002- Giambi
2003- G. Anderson

5 out of 9 years it was won by Griffey Jr, Sosa or Bonds. ;-) But I agree with you in that I can see unexpected guys winning it as there have been some underdogs like Garrett and Gonzo.



As I said, since I have been watching it. 2001 was my first year and Bonds, Sosa and co were all the rage and Gonzalez won it. Sosa went berserk in the 1st round but was a spent force in the finals. Last year when highly favoured, Giambi went bananas in the 1st round but faded in the finals.

Doesn't look like anyone is killing the ball this year in the first round except maybe Raffy (who shouldn't even have been there).

Anyways I got my two outsiders into the semis at least.
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Postby NZF » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:52 am

It happened again. Sosa, Bonds big flops and my boys finish 1 - 2.

Berkman had nothing left for the final after giving it plenty in the semi.

Tejada is the toughest SOB currently playing the game and was always going to be hard to beat in a competition like that.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:55 am

That was awesome....... Berkman really put on a show there, he crushed about 4 consecutive pitches out of the park. Awesome. It wouldn't have mattered if he was batting righty or lefty, the short porch didn't have much of an impact :-D
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Postby mythigh » Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:12 am

i guarantee tejada will win it.....
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Postby Tavish » Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:37 am

I'm still up in the air about who to vote for, I'm thinking Sosa will mash the ball out of the stadium. :-?
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:22 am

You two posted several hours after it was over... :-D
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Postby Tavish » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:37 am

ajgnydc722 wrote:You two posted several hours after it was over... :-D


I know, I still can't decide who to vote for.
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Postby mythigh » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:21 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:You two posted several hours after it was over... :-D


no kidding....i didnt realize that........i guess i was right....as usual.......
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Postby irishdude103 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:39 pm

mythigh wrote:
ajgnydc722 wrote:You two posted several hours after it was over... :-D


no kidding....i didnt realize that........i guess i was right....as usual.......
:-D yeah right
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