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SayOw 29 Jun 2015 09:12 AM

2015 Home Run Derby Rules
 
This actually sounds interesting, imo ...



Now if only there was a rule banning Chris Berman from announcing for it...

SiteWolf 29 Jun 2015 05:42 PM

I like the attempt, I even like some of the specific changes.

...I do NOT like tying the length of the home run to anything...the LAST thing you want, if you're an owner, is for your player to be trying that much harder to crank it deep and potentially injure himself or just screw up his swing. They don't give you anything extra in a game for how FAR over the fence you hit it...and they shouldn't here.

ProneEisenrott 30 Jun 2015 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SiteWolf (Post 89191)
...I do NOT like tying the length of the home run to anything...the LAST thing you want, if you're an owner, is for your player to be trying that much harder to crank it deep and potentially injure himself or just screw up his swing.

True, from an owner's perspective, but from a fan's perspective, they love to see the loooooong ball. And I've always maintained that the All Start weekends are for the fans, not the owners.

I imagine that the Clippers' owner wasn't thrilled when Blake Griffin leaped over a car during the dunk contest a few years ago (just think of the risk if he mistimed his leap or didn't clear the hood), but I know for a fact that the fans, myself included, loved the spectacle that was on display.

rich76 14 Jul 2015 09:31 PM

I liked the new format.....A LOT!

ProneEisenrott 14 Jul 2015 11:33 PM

Nice result to see the hometown hero win the contest in Cincinnati.

SayOw 15 Jul 2015 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rich76 (Post 89259)
I liked the new format.....A LOT!

I agree. Having the rounds timed now made it way better. Because of the previous rules, a batter would sit there and take pitch after pitch until just the right one was thrown which made the derby seem tedious. Now seemed like non-stop action.

If I were to change any rule it would be to allow the batter to hit another ball while one is still in flight...but I'm guessing that might hinder scoring and is why that is in place.

SiteWolf 15 Jul 2015 07:38 PM

Question: How exactly do they select competitors?

I mean I know there were guys hurt, and others who declined, but they sure didn't just go down the line of who had the most homers in the first half.

Then after the selections, how did they seed?

I did like the format, tho I could still see more tweaks.

1.) I would shorten the rounds a bit
2.) One reason I would shorten the rounds is to make it double elimination
3.) I'm not sure how to change, but it didn't seem fair that Joc Pederson had to go almost directly from Rd 2 to leading off the finals, while Frazier had been resting

bballjer44 15 Jul 2015 11:30 PM

Don't know how they picked them but order was number of HR on July 7.

Liked it better than before but Bryant had to see by far the fewest swings with the way he soars his. His outs to the track were killing him in time.
Need to be fairer between the line drive hitters and the soarers.


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