Manny Machado To Compete In Home Run Derby

Sports and Bets — July 8, 2015 at 6:41 pm by

Fuck yeah! What a pleasant surprise. Monday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN, Manny Machado will participate in the 2015 Home Run Derby. He’ll be the third straight Oriole to compete in the Derby after Chris Davis in 2013 and Adam Jones in 2014. Both Davis and Jones were eliminated in the 2nd round, but hopefully, they’ll be able to give Manny some helpful advice. Manny will be looking to join Cal Ripken, Jr. (’91) and Miguel Tejada (’04) as the only Orioles to ever win the Derby. In an effort to pick up the pace of the contest, there will be a new, single-elimination format that uses timed rounds, instead of outs. I was already looking forward to this new-look Derby, and now my enthusiasm has quadrupled. Good luck, Manny!

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