July 12, 2011 by staff
Robbie Cano, No event captures the current era of divided attention quite like the Home Run Derby. Amid the ups and downs of many of the best hitters in the game assets, had an announcer at the stadium, incessant loud beat music, ignore the antics of his fellow All-Star League and endorsed by Twitter in the field.
No wonder a few coaches Indians have called this joke “generation of head-down” – more than once in Cleveland, Manny Acta has used the nickname in your tweets – a reference to the constant phone to check that is so common today.
Fortunately, the pure sound baseball, pure timbre cannonball in turn, was a regular interruption thanks to the unceasing headache-inducing music and commentary, as well as the history of the father and son Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano to win the Derby, while his father, former Astros pitcher Jose Cano, pitch to him.
“Not that won the trophy, I mean my father has won the trophy,” Cano said later, pointing to the silver award crossed bats. And later added: “We can divide the average trophy and a half?”
Cano faced the Red Sox, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in what quickly became a contest between two men for supremacy in Derby. The two sluggers AL East jumped out early – in the first round when no one else had more than five years, Cano Gonzalez hit nine and hit eight. In the second round, when no one exceeded four, Cano and Gonzalez each hit 12.
In general, total Cano hit 32 homers, Gonzalez 31 and no other participant of the successful nine the two captains in the league, David Ortiz of Boston and Milwaukee, Prince Fielder. There was little in common in BP pitchers chosen by the two men Cano used his father, who has thrown him all his life and continues to do in the offseason, and Gonzalez took Acta, who had never thrown to him before.
“He asked me to throw it inside and low,” said Jose Cano. “I said, that’s the way you throw all year, so it will be easy for me.”
Derby was an exceptionally durable, lasting 3 hours, 5 minutes even though the average baseball game that lasted 2:50 and ESPN officially about allocating two hours for the program. A three-way tie at the end of the first round has contributed, as the contestants went on a swing-off of time, rather than simply setting up a play as homer total. But so did the fact that there were three rounds of 10 outputs each. The event will not suffer from reduced competition in two rounds.
But the redeeming quality of the Derby were exceptional length of a different type (Cano homers averaged 433 feet) and its exceptional access (major league home run leader Jose Bautista, for example, immediately took to Twitter to explain their disappointing four performance of Homer, “You can not deny, I got the nerves a bit! Lets hope for a miracle so you can get! Was fun, though!”).
Of course, the charity aspect of the event, by donating 603,000 to State Farm and Boys and Girls Clubs and similar organizations, was remarkable, too. As captain of AL and Red Sox DH David Ortiz homers Twitter for Cano 12 second round: “We’re kicking some ass as a team so we can help some children is what matters.”
Major League Baseball’s most comprehensive website any of the major U.S. circuits favor, but until recently had been strict in its inclusion of other video sites. Not only the ease of restriction, but MLB also sanctioned and even encouraged in the field of Twitter during the Derby. They set up tables with computers, both near the American League and National League banks.
The Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, like the Baptist before him, he tweeted his own admission a disappointing performance: “I’m still at # BEASTMODE, but I was super slow in the Homerun Derby man is the most difficult than it looks! “Cano tweeted a ShoutOut to his hometown,” San Pedro de Macoris, I’m representing you “(San Pedro de Macoris am what is).
Other non-participating countries intervened, for example, when a pitcher Gio Gonzalez admitted: “My jaw is on the ground how far Cano is hitting the ball.” He was not the only pitcher encouraging homers as Mariners ace Felix Hernandez showed his pride by stating: “We will win the Home Run Derby.”
(Funny, pitcher Jeremy Guthrie Orioles, who was present, took the opportunity to live-tweet The Bachelorette, urging supporters to switch from Derby for the program of reality.)
However, updates in real time enables the rapid spread of a potentially uncomfortable. When fans booed Arizona Brewers Rickie Weeks second base to have been chosen to participate in their local favorite (chants of “Just-in-ton Up” were common), Upton Twitter diplomatically, “Why are we booing Ricky? Is about to burst! ”
These views of 140 bits certainly prevailed over the microphone at home attended by Darin Sutton station Diamondbacks, who clumsily suggested Orioles image Ortiz Kevin Gregg on the mound – the two most recently fought in a game – and later appeared swinging criticism of Gonzalez noted that under the back of the shoulder … only for the ball clear the fence still right. Some curiosities to fill the gap between fields or between batters were useful, but the constant noise was not necessary.
But the trick worked because it was Twitter noise inevitable, the way of music and speech, was the comment. Twitter was reading an exercise in self-selection could be done in the waiting time between releases, with an invading eardrums the stadium was mandatory.
Even Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson was in action and answered questions from fans, and urged Cano, saying: “Robbie take the baseball bat and kill Capone kills.”
So for the fan plugged in, was unprecedented behind the scenes access, and all the fans that were home runs on the monumental dry desert air, which should have been the main focus of your concentration. Cano hit two home runs traveling 472 feet is estimated that the first of which sounded the giant bottle of Miller Lite in the right-center.
“That was my favorite,” said Cano. “I’ll keep that in my mind for the next two or three weeks.”
And so will the fans see the Derby – if at that moment, his head was not down.
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