Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:49 AM
Cool to see Morneau again at TF, it was a nice moment.
Cepedes was beastly, and it's too bad that Stanton didn't make it to the Final Round, he looked dialed at the start.
Man, that was really long. I thought it would be better in this format, but I still think it takes too much time for everyone to hit.
Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:42 AM
Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:06 AM
I think that giving the leaders a bye screwed them up. During the first round, I thought we'd see Stanton/Bautista in the final round. I wish we would have seen that.
Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:22 AM
Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:11 AM
I think they could somehow reduce it to 3 rounds at most. I thought the 3rd was the final (didn't listen, just had the video on my laptop) then realized there was a "final round" yet, too. Especially since they also have tie-breakers, it would be nice if they could cut it down at least one round.
I had it on until the end but I didn't watch all of it but thought Bautista's 1st round was the most fun.
(And every time I looked in, there was a commercial on. I wasn't going to sit and watch this thing from start to finish -- just take in parts of it. )
Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:54 PM
Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:27 AM
The MLB Home Run Derby should take on the format of the FSL (minus the secondary fence). The Florida State League gave each participant 3 minutes to hit as many as possible. I would recommend 2 minutes personally. It should however give fans a fast dose of HRs going over the fence and some type of climax as they watch the time run down. I was told it made the derby go faster and kept fans more engaged. A true stamina contest as well.
Dang - that does sound exciting! I think if there's a clock, though, I would recommend a pitching machine. As cool as it is for players to get their pick of whomever they want to throw them BP, I think with the time element added a pitching machine would make the contest more fair to each contestant.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:30 PM