The Home Run Derby is known as a great opening event to the All-Star game, yet it is unfortunately losing popularity amongst players. Many players have opted not to take part in the event, as they believe it will affect their swing during the second half of the season. That's a bogus excuse, and I'll tell you why. The MLB is an organization of professionals who work day-in and day-out, and the Home Run Derby is nothing more than heavy batting practice. I cannot see why they think that one batting practice session will affect their swing. The players who participate in the derby have batting practice and batting coaches. If the derby somewhat affects their swing, than the players can adjust their motion in no time. My theory is that&n ...
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