Someday I’ll tell my son about the “old days” of baseball’s Home Run Derby, back when it… wasn’t as good, actually, unlike most things that have changed over my lifetime.
Yes, the Home Run Derby in its current form is definitely made for the Selfie Generation. But the last two years have produced the greatest Derbies I’ve ever seen.
The Home Run Derby is one of the few places MLB has not lost significant ground in recent decades as far as fans and eyeballs and money. (Rightly or wrongly the gap between those who watch the Derby and those who watch the actual ASG keeps closing.) And if you haven’t heard, tonight there are one million more reasons to watch.
Not bad prize money for one night of work.