Home Run Derby 2012: Andrew McCutchen Knocks Dingers

Here's Andrew McCutchen, and while he's one of the most fun all-around baseball players to watch in the game, he's fun because he's littered with skills. He's good or awesome at everything. I don't know if a Home Run Derby is really a suitable environment. It's perfect for Mark Trumbo because all Mark Trumbo does is mash dingers. It would be more fitting if McCutchen participated in an event where he hits fly balls and then drops the bat and runs and catches them.

McCutchen isn't doing so hot, and Chris Berman seems to have anticipated this since he's spent McCutchen's entire round interviewing Josh Hamilton. We wondered earlier whether Berman is truly enchanted by home runs, or if he's just acting. He's basically been ignoring McCutchen's home runs so either he's ordinarily acting, or he's enchanted by most home runs and is also a miserable racist. McCutchen just finished with four home runs, and that isn't very good! That's also twice as many home runs as Matt Kemp hit in this thing a year ago. Kemp's pitcher last year was named Rob Flippo. I hope he flippo'd him for someone else! haha

Commercial break now. Instead of having commercials after every two rounds, we get commercials after one round. This first commercial is a commercial for a video game in which your character kills a lot of other people if you're playing it right. Every video game these days makes you either kill things or play golf. I wouldn't want to be friends with somebody heavily influenced by either one.

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