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Sunday, July 13, 2008

2008 Home Run Derby

The field for Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Yankee Stadium is complete. Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau was named as the eighth and final competitor for the derby Sunday.

Morneau is one of four American League players in the derby, joining the Indians' Grady Sizemore, the Rays' Evan Longoria and the Rangers' Josh Hamilton. The NL side is represented by the Phillies' Chase Utley, the Marlins' Dan Uggla the Astros' Lance Berkman and the Brewers' Ryan Braun.

Looks like virtually all of the 'big bats' have passed on this event. It would have been nice to see such sluggers as Ryan Howard, Big Papi (injured), ARod, Manny, Adam (swing and miss or hit a home run) Dunn, Jason Giambi...... really wanted to see somebody pick up some mileage with their blasts. Well... I guess you never know.

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