Jul
12

Too Many Homers!

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(Jeff Gross/Getty)

Thirty-two homers total, thirty over 400 feet. Final round record 12 homers. The laziest power display in baseball history. Robinson Cano, 2011 Home Run Derby Champion. Smile.

Also, mad props to Jose Cano. What a moment that must have been for him.

(AP)

Categories : All Star Game

90 Comments»

  1. nesto says:

    Robbie went BOOM.

  2. Sure he won, but that smile isn’t lighting up any stadium. Not like Papi’s does.

    /Berman’d

    • Favrest says:

      Papi’s smile is steroid induced. Like the rest of him.

      • Jericho Spade says:

        Wouldn’t it have been crazy, if, when they were talking to McCutchen, and they kept asking him if he grew up idolizing Ortiz, if he said flt out… No, I can’t idolize someone who got tapped for doing steroids.

        • Mister Delaware says:

          “No, I didn’t idolize half players. Do you think Clayton Kershaw grew up idolizing Jesse Orosco?”

  3. mbonzo says:

    Sweetest swing I’ve ever seen.

  4. pat says:

    That’s pretty much what he does in bp every day.

  5. 28 this year says:

    Perhaps the confidence boost and momentum to put together a monster 2nd half. One can only hope.

  6. Cuso says:

    ESPN can’t help themselves.

    They’re doing the thing where they bury the Yanks on the bottom line:

    “Foxsports.com is reporting that Jeter is refusing to attend AS Game due to ‘emotional & physical exhaustion’ from chasing 3,000.”

    How subtle. Wat tio disclaim credit for the wording, ESPN.

    F*cking losers in Stamford.

  7. Xstar7 says:

    I love how Grandy, D-Rob, and Coltrane were like Robbie’s cheerleaders during the derby. Earlier today I would have been satisfied if Cano reached the 2nd round. Just amazing that he won it all.

  8. Rey22 says:

    Best final around in a HR Derby in quite a while. Cano winning aside, the last round was closer and more exciting than any of the recent ones.

  9. Jetrer says:

    Very impressive performance by Cano.
    I would be curious to see his O Swing % for the Derby though. Hopefully the derby doesn’t fuck up his swing for the rest of the year.

  10. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    If Larry Bowa were pitching to him, he would’ve hit 50 homers

  11. Esteban says:

    It was pretty cool that he seemed legitimately happy to win.

  12. BigBlueAL says:

    That was one amazing display tonight by Cano.

  13. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Robbie is a tank. AGon is a soldier. Simple.

  14. bexarama says:

    The Home Run Derby is generally lame and all but that was just AWESOME.

  15. Cuso says:

    Awesome job by Robbie tonight…

    I apologize but I’m going to raise another off-the-subject issue.

    CC is getting lumped in with people being questioned for not going to AS game even though he wasn’t named until late Saturday.

    Nevermind that Ron Washington is a slanted jack-off who knows CC shoulda been named all along. Now…..

    I have this sneaking suspicion that Washington as a “fuck you” might try to have D-Rob pitch 2+ innings to blow out his arm.

    I know it’s paranoid, but I just wouldn’t put it past him.

    • bexarama says:

      If I’m Ron Washington I’d rather do that to Weaver, Pineda, Felix, etc. Not that it matters, it won’t happen.

      • Cuso says:

        i would rather too. But it strikes me as a very Ranger thing to do.

        for example, if it were Francona or Maddon, i’d trust them to respect other teams’ pitchers.

        it just strikes me as a very Rangers/Ron Washington thing to do. Their GM and president take pot-shots, after all.

    • Mattpat11 says:

      Ron Washington isn’t going to try to sabotage a rival player on national TV

    • MannyGeee says:

      Do you give the manager of an All Star game too much credit? how much managing is he REEEALLY doing?

      ‘Hey, overpaid allstar, go hit for that other overpaid allstar.’ you could be totally juked out on cocaine and do tha….

      oh, sorry.

  16. James says:

    “Yankees 12 Red Sox 11″

  17. Xstar7 says:

    The American League out homered the National League 76-19.

    Total domination.

  18. Mark D. says:

    Cano had 12 homeruns with only 6 outs registered, he made it look easy tonight.

  19. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    lots of great moments here, but the best is when Jose tosses those balls in the air when Cano hits #12….

    • Doug says:

      Absolutely. Was saying ” IT’S OVER. TIME TO GO HOME!!!!”

      • Mister Delaware says:

        My favorite was the 7th time Ortiz brought out gatorade for someone to drink mid-turn. It was so funny and I hadn’t seen him on screen for almost 5 minutes!!!

  20. Dale Mohorcic says:

    I know it’s an exhibition and not a game but I’m really glad that the red sux guys didn’t win. Maybe I’m nuts, but I was getting pisses off about Adrian Gonzalez hitting all those homers in a way that I wouldn’t have if it was one of the other guys (other than Sloppy, of course).

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      Yeah, I guess, but it was all in good fun tonight. While Gonzalez was great Cano was the best hitter tonight. Some of the shots he hit tonight were just incredible and considering how much bigger his other counter part were just makes it more impressive. I had a good laugh though seeing how poorly the NL counterparts did. I honestly believe for this tournament that it helps to have a more level swing than Cano than having a pure uppercut just based on having a more level and consistent swing. Although some of balls that Fielder and Holliday hit that were scraping the wall were damn impressive. Only change for Kauffman though would have to aluminum bats that would just make the whole thing crazy.

      • bexarama says:

        Yeah I gotta agree with this. Plus, Cano and Gonzalez were so awesome through the whole thing, they really helped keep it entertaining. I don’t really have anything against Gonzalez other than that he’s on the Red Sox and really good, and uh, he has an ugly smile /irrational hate. I’d rather him put on that show than like, Ortiz.

  21. Credit goes to @rebexarama for posting it on Twitter, but this was the moment of the night.

    http://www.sawauto.com/uploade.....20jose.gif

  22. Kiersten says:

    Wallpaper commemorating the occasion if anyone would like. Yay Cano!

    http://i52.tinypic.com/6rjaqs.jpg

  23. FIPster Doofus says:

    The one year I skip the derby, a Yankee puts on a show. Oh well. Congrats to Robbie.

  24. spark says:

    I could care less about the Home Run Derby. I’m glad Cano won, but it brings me joy to know Red Sux Nation is pissed off this morning.

  25. Monteroisdinero says:

    What? No baserunning skills derby? lol

    Actually, they could have an outfield throwing derby to third and home etc. Be interesting.

  26. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    What was the WPA of Robbie’s final homerun?

  27. Rainbow Connection says:

    Technically, he WAS lazy. He still had some swings left.

  28. Russell NY says:

    My fav comment was at the end. Yankees 12, Red Sox 11.

  29. MannyGeee says:

    it actually made me smile to se the ‘new Yankees’ represented. Kinda over Jeter and A-Rod pretending to give a shit about the Derby (or the game for that matter) but Grnaderson Coltraine and D-Rob (especially… he was the ‘team photographer’!) looked genuinely happy to be part of the festivities.

    Alot to like about last night!

  30. Joel says:

    Congrats to Cano for winning the derby. Lets just hope it doesn’t screw up his swing for the 2nd half of season.

    As usual I just can’t get excited about the derby and didn’t watch it once again. Usually I watch the All Star game, but I’m finding it harder to get excited about it when so many players opted out.

  31. Hester Prynne says:

    I only watched Cano’s ABs, everything else was a waste of time. I’ll watch the last couple innings of the ASG if it’s close. The break could be so much better but Selig is an idiot.

  32. Hester Prynne says:

    And why is there all this talk about Jeter and Mariano should be at the ASG to tip their caps. What a meaningless reason to fly cross country for. Ridiculous.

    • Graig not Craig says:

      True. If you want to see them tip their caps – come see them in their natural environment. If I’m Jeter, I’m enjoying a few days at my mansion. If they want to see me tip my cap, they can wait until the World Series.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      Seriously, all the criticism of Jeter for skipping the ASG pisses me off. First everybody whines that Jeter doesn’t deserve to go, then when he gives them what they want everybody whines that he isn’t playing. Ridiculous.

  33. #24!!!! says:

    Really cool last night. Robbie was awesome and it was just a really fun thing to watch. What was even better than Robbie winning the derby last night? His press conference. Always putting on a show!

  34. Mister Delaware says:

    I imagine someone made the obligatory “he took more pitches tonight than he does in a month” joke but I didn’t see it skimming through.

  35. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hope I get a word with him before a game at the Trop next week.

    Sheer awesomeness.

  36. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    haha i live in Ohio, everyone said Robbie would get last place…I said he would win and i got laughed at. we Yankee fans knew what Robbie could do, and he was a beast yesterday. I loved every second of it.

  37. Klemy says:

    Yeah, the MLB threads had a lot of Cano bashing, he doesn’t belong in the derby or the game, etc…gave him no chance last night. Apparently, a lot of people haven’t really seen him hit.

    It was a really fun thing to watch, probably better with the channel muted. Holy shit that commentating was awful.

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