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Home Run Derby King to Get Championship Belt

Typically, I’m not a big home run derby kind of guy, but this year…I’m going to change my stance.  Kinda.

No, I’m not talking about Major League Baseball’s annual slugfest, I’m talking about the one that’s going to reward it’s winner with this magnificent bastard.

The Triple-A All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby participants will taking their cuts at the home of the Durham Bulls Monday at the same time their big league counterparts swing for the fences at Target Field.  And while I don’t remember what the MLB Derby winner gets (is it a trophy…a truck?), who wouldn’t want to take aim at that big wooden bull in left field, all the while competing for that beautiful WWE-style championship belt?

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.