The annual home run derby returned tonight and it was about as dull as can be. The rounds last for too long, it was well over an hour before eight guys even finished their hits. You had to listen to Chris Berman try to pump up the crowd, and you had to listen to him call the action along with John Kruk. Nomar Garciaparra is not bad, but he could barely get a word in edgewise with the two idiots dominating their headsets.
The action itself was nothing spectacular as well. It was slow moving and yeah, there were some long hits, but it is not anything you haven't seen before. I know a lot of people prefer this to the All-Star game, but I'll take a real game over a skills contest in baseball anyday.moreless