All-Star Game

Home Run Derby: Todd Frazier vs The Outfield Wall

This game thread is a little different. No team to pull for. No second guessing managerial decisions. No missed opportunities, errors, or runners out at home. This game thread is for one purpose: Discuss Todd Frazier’s efforts in the homerun derby.

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a huge homerun derby fan. It seems to last way too long and listening to the constant “back back back” calls makes my ears bleed. But my kids love it and it has been a while since I’ve had a Reds player to watch and pull for. So yes, I’ll tune in tonight and root like a little kid for Mr. Frazier to advance and hopefully win it.

Discuss the Derby here Todd Frazier fans! Go Todd Frazier!

81 thoughts on “Home Run Derby: Todd Frazier vs The Outfield Wall

  1. Honestly, I never thought there could be a worse announcer/play by play combo than Thom/Welch. Its like listening to a baboon and a gorilla talk!

    • And they wonder why no one watches this, its long and the announcers are barely awake. I think they should just do a baseball version of WIPEOUT, would be much more entertaining.

  2. Cespedes looks like he is in a groove, going to be tough for Frazier…but he is also the MAN OF DESTINY so who knows!

  3. Any one know what Jim Bowden meant when he tweeted ” Great American Ballpark will not be the same next year.” ??? I don’t know what that means ???

  4. I’m not sure if anyone else heard it the way i did, but Chris Berman totally lowballed Todd Frazier on his HR numbers so far this year. Berman said that Cespedes had like 30 HR while Frazier only had 10. He was way off if heard the telecast correctly. In fact the numbers are almost flipped around. Frazier actually has 19 and Cespedes has 14. Frazier IMO is the better player this year if you go off OPS. Did anyone else catch those comments made on TV, or am i imagining things.

    • You certainly imagined it. He was talking about the event, not season totals. They actually gave Todd some pretty decent love throughout the evening. Todd was at a disadvantage never being at that park before.

  5. I was just happy to seek the arrogant punk from LA perform an o-fer and not advance. Good to see Todd smile as he backed into the finals. Giancarlo just couldn’t connect in the NL final and it looked like he and Todd had a good laugh over it.

    • But ESPN still showed FOUR of his “misses” in their highlights this morning, while other guys that actually hit home runs weren’t featured at all. The way they build and drive certain personalities is ridiculous.

  6. Love me some SuperTodd, but was there ever something more pointless than the Homerun Derby. I think not.

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