Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
re: 2012 GIANTS...TROUT >
The HR Derby just seems to not interest me anymore. I love the long ball, but the whole thing has gotten kinda meh. What annoys me is how sometimes the participants will let 15 pitches go by just to get the one they want.
An idea I came up with to make the contest more interesting...Give each batter 3-5 minutes to hit as many homeruns as possible. No worrying about outs, just how many balls you can have leave the yard. You can let balls go by that aren't to your liking, but you only have so much time to get your score up. Plus, I'd mix in blue or red balls that would be worth 2 points if hit for a home run. It'd be the HR Derby's version of a "money ball."
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