Now that you're sufficiently prepared for Chris Berman, here's a thread for the Home Run Derby. Each league has five contestants instead of four ...
|American League||National League|
|Josh Donaldson||Justin Morneau|
|Yoenis Cespedes||Todd Frazier|
|Brian Dozier||Troy Tulowitzki|
... which is one of a few new wrinkles introduced this year. The biggest one is highlighted in the image above -- a bracket format, which ultimately results in one hitter from each league squaring off in the final round. The three highest first-round totals from each league advance to the second round, with the owner of the highest total getting a bye.
Two more changes:
- Each hitter gets seven outs instead of 10.
- The totals from the first two rounds are no longer combined.