This Fan Flipping Over The Railing And Eating It Is The Best Home Run Derby Highlight I Have Seen In Years
HAND DOWN, MAN DOWN!!! Put that moment in the Home Run Derby pantheon alongside Ken Griffey Jr. hitting the warehouse at Camden Yards, Josh Hamilton hitting a million home runs at Yankee Stadium, and wide array of sluggers fueled by the best steroids money can buy hitting bombs at Fenway. That highlight is so great because it is so simple. A grown man getting absolutely mollywhopped by gravity as Eduardo Perez chimes in perfectly with "Oh my. OH" call as the dude in the button down keeps going for the ball after getting a guillotine kick to the neck. This was essentially baseball's version of the timeless classic Man Getting Hit By Football.
The Home Run Derby may have lost a little allure as the rules change and other entertainment options present themselves. But seeing the best power hitters on the planet hit absolute rockets at kids that are for some reason fielding in the outfield or fans that will risk death for an exhibition baseball they could buy for $5 will ensure to keep eyeballs glued to the TV set, even now that ESPN has moved on from the eternal Chris Berman BACK BACK BACK soundtrack. This field, this game. It's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again.