Does anyone know what governing party decides the participants in the Home Run Derby? As far as I’m concerned it’s a mystery that I probably don’t want to know the answer to. If I find out Bud Selig is still pulling the strings it would ruin this. This, being the great honor bestowed upon Wil Myers. He’s not only an All-Star ambassador and reserve player but also a home run derbiest.
By my count, while reading the Union-Tribune, Myers is the 5th Padre to swing for the fences in the derby. Steve Garvey, Gary Sheffield, Fred McGriff and Adrian Gonzalez were his predecessors. None of them won or even advanced to the second round for that matter.
Myers is going to have his brother Beau pitch to him. That’s a lot of pressure. I’d surely crack under it. My arm is wild and cannot be tamed.
“I'm not looking at it as anything more than me and my brother going out there and hitting. I don't want to put any more pressure on him and I don't want to put any more pressure on myself.
That got me thinking who I’d choose as my pitcher. It seems like it’d be more fair to use a pitching machine, but I think the MLB will trade fairness for a heart warming story. I’d probably choose Jonny Dub if they wanted heart warming.
Either a machine or @JonnyDubSD, both accurate, consistent, steady and cold as steel.— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) July 8, 2016
I had little to no interest in the home run derby but now with Myers involved I’m suddenly thinking over those $100+ tickets on Stub Hub.