Dingerthread: Home Run Derby

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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
Jose Bautista
Giancarlo Stanton
Adam Jones
Yasiel Puig
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:

  1. Each hitter gets seven outs instead of 10.
  2. The totals from the first two rounds are no longer combined.

Commence dingers.

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