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The Yankees have no problem with Robinson Cano playing in the All-Star Game Tuesday night, but they wouldn't let him compete in Monday's Home Run Derby (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). Kind of says something about which one is more intense, no?

The days of Pete Rose running over Ray Fosse in the All-Star Game are long gone, even with home-field advantage in the World Series on the line, but it's tough for players to dial down the effort in the hitting contest without incurring some nationally-televised embarrassment. From Mark McGwire bypassing the Green Monster to Bobby Abreu launching 41 home runs in the 2005 event and Josh Hamilton blasting 28 in a single round two years ago, Monday has arguably been the more memorable part of the All-Star festivities in recent years.


Sounds like a boring lineup. It will resemble the derby a few years ago in SF when Vladdie won it by only hitting like 8 home runs.

-- StanfordCardinal22007

Votto should be in it. He's leading the NL in HR's for crying out loud!



David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Corey Hart, Nick Swisher, Matt Holliday, Vernon Wells, Chris Young, Miguel Cabrera