July 15, 2008

Notes on the Home Run Derby

I agree with whoever it was that compared it to "batting practice, only narrated by Chris Berman." Yes, the Derby is certainly a pseudo-event.

I'm happy Morneau won, but even I, a die-hard Twins fan, was rooting for Josh Hamilton.

That said, whichever one of the announcers said that, because Hamilton is a Christian, "it's a lousy night to be an atheist*," deserves to be fired. Not because it was offensive, but because it's just about the dumbest thing ever said on ESPN.

*Rick Reilly, Deadspin says. Yep, makes sense, since he's not a broadcaster at all.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 15, 2008 01:42 AM

You may have also noticed that one of the Derby announcers (not Chris Berman) stole Simmons' joke about the new blackjack dealer/bullpen pitcher.

Posted by: LilB at July 15, 2008 11:53 AM

So Hamilton losing the home run derby somehow proves god?

Posted by: tainted bill at July 15, 2008 05:22 PM
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