miguel cabrera, vernon wells, chris berman

Home Run Derby: The Redemption of Papi 2

David Ortiz wiping out Hanley Ramirez raised some people’s curiousness if the former was still into performance enhancing substance. We could recall that David Ortiz was one among many that tested positive for steroids in 2009. And the performance he showed beating Hanley Ramirez who only garnered not even half of his scores did raise many eyebrows.

But, everyone was there to have fun. And Big Papi David Ortiz sure knows how to make his fans happy. David Ortiz was consistent all the way up to the last round, hitting those balls far, far and away! And did you know that David Ortiz was mentor to Hanley Ramirez when the latter was with Red Sox? This added twists and turns made the Home Run Derby ever more exciting.

david ortiz, miguel cabrera, vernon wells

Home Run Derby: The Redemption of Papi 1

Home Run Derby, is one of my favourite events at the MLB All Star Game. Since I am virtually impaired when it comes to baseball and homerun is just all I know about the sport, Home Run Derby is an entertaining event for me.

Eight players are chosen for the playoffs and this year’s happening, Chris Young, Vermon Wells, Nick Swisher and Matt Holiday were eliminated after the first round. Miguel Cabrera and Corey Hart were eliminated after the second round with 12 and 13 homerun hits. Emerging as finalists were Hanley Ramirez and David Ortiz. David Ortiz emerges as champion hitting 11 homeruns at the final round. Hanley Ramirez hitting only 5 came running at second place. For the non-practicing sports fan, I will understand if you think the numbers don’t fly. It’s just that the scores are reset after every round.

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