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  1. Home Run Derby Awards: Best Hair, Best Homer, Best Shaving Kit&nd...

    Matt Borcas

    While not everyone gets excited about Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities, this year's Home Run Derby threatened to be at least somewhat entertaining, thanks to a new bracket format, three fewer outs per round, and a semi-stacked f...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Going, Going, Gone

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy looking for meaningful sports anywhere, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes won his second consecutive Home Run Derby, becoming the first player since Ken Griffey...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  3. How We’d Fix It: MLB All-Star Week

    Grantland Staff

    The MLB All-Star Game isn't perfect. Neither are the adjacent events and activities. At Grantland, we've made something of a habit of acknowledging this truth, then offering suggestions for how we'd fix it. Some of our proposals have b...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. Video: Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., and Lean Papi Ortiz in 19...


    What a difference 13 years makes. (h/t KIRO TV and reader Thom)...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  5. How We'd Fix It: The NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Grantland has proposed fixes for topics as diverse as the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby and Jersey Shore. This summer, the editors asked me to fix the entire NHL. I'm assuming this is because they felt topics like "the economy&q...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  6. How we'd fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Sorry we're not sorry, Gary.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  7. Mike Trout Has No Idea Where He Is and Other Great Moments From t...

    Chris Ryan

    Last night, some MLB dudes did some yard work (total insider baseball term there) at the 2013 Home Run Derby. Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A's bested Bryce Harper in the final round, which means Harper has to serve as the Cuban slugger's personal b...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  8. The Junk Food Pleasure of the Home Run Derby

    Michael Baumann

    I watched last night's Home Run Derby while chowing down on a fast-food bacon cheeseburger. And you're damn right I got the large drink and fries. I didn't retrieve it in my V8 pickup truck, nor did I chase that cocktail of unsaturated fat and high f...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Going, Going, Gone

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting up close and personal with nature, really getting in there, getting deep, all the way into nature, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Oakland slugger Yoenis Cespedes blasted his way to the Home Run Derby ch...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  10. Home Run Derby Retro Diary!

    Shane Ryan

    Not to start off all Debbie Downer on you guys, but it's 7:43 p.m. and I'm not feeling too juiced for the Home Run Derby. Yesterday, I compared it to the NBA slam dunk contest in the sense that it gets really repetitive and boring after about 5 to 10...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  11. About Last Night: A Royal Slugfest

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Prince Fielder hit a record-tying 12 final-round home runs to win his second Home Run Derby and join Ken Griffey Jr. as the only player with multiple title...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  12. How We'd Fix It: The MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby

    Grantland Staff

    Combine Battleship With The Hunger Games Here is how you fix the Home Run Derby: Start with an aircraft carrier. Matter of fact, whenever you are "fixing" anything, "start with an aircraft carrier" is always a good jumping-off point. Now you take sa...

    Blog | July 09, 2012