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Bregman to participate in the Home Run Derby

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tmactoyao, Jul 11, 2018 at 9:20 PM.

  1. tmactoyao

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    Time to grow his star power.
     
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    The notoriety is great, but hopefully no ill-effect on his real-game swing.
     
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    The scheduling committee got confused and thought it was Berkman.
     
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    Did someone inform him he has to hit the ball further than 3 feet to win this one?
     
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    Does that mean he's going to hit left handed?
     
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    Lets all hope there is no roids-induced, shell-of-a-player that we trade for later, in his way of a trophy.
     
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    There was a reason he batted right handed for the derby.
     
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    Looking forward to everyone blaming the HR derby when/if he slumps in the 2nd half.
     
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    Pinche Altuve... He's silly

     
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    My initial reaction was like 'huh, bregman in the hr derby? seems strange.' After checking out the stats, just found out that he's leading the team in HRs. Never would have guessed without looking it up. Always assumed it was Springer or Gattis.
     
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    Contest is interesting because Derby is a clutch/primetime situation. Bregman is ALREADY known for clutch ability. So, figures he'll do well.

    Bagwell, sadly, didn't typically do well in Derbys,... he wasn't considered clutch. Berkman mostly did well IIRC... he's mostly a clutch player.
     
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    If a few dozen swings of what amounts to televised batting practice can have any lasting effects on your swing, well....it can't actually.
     
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    We know television adds reality ;)

    Not EVERY batting practice swing is meant for HR, so there's that rebuttal also.

    Players' falling-off immediately after the Contest is already documented. Not quite Madden Curse level though.
     
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