Yankees Robinson Cano Wins 2011 Home Run Derby in Arizona

Tonight at Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona the 2011 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby was won by Robinson Cano from the New York Yankees. The second baseman for the evil empire bested Adrian Gonzalez, the first baseman from the rival Boston Red Sox.

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Big Papi Finds Fountain of Youth in Anaheim

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This night wasn’t supposed to belong to David “Big Papi” Ortiz.

For the past two and a half years now, fans and baseball experts alike have taken notice of his struggles. Many thought this year’s MLB Home Run Derby would be a hero’s last hurrah, one last time to hear the roar of the crowd, that same roar he used to hear nearly every time he stepped to the plate at Fenway Park.

Then Big Papi stepped to the plate and decided to prove every single one of his critics wrong. At least for one night.

By Matt Lindner

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Corey Hart Proves He is Star Material, Sometimes

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Perhaps he was trying to prove to the Milwaukee Brewers organization that his dismal start to the season has no bearing on his talent.  Maybe he was putting on a show for other clubs interested in acquiring him.  Either way, Corey Hart was on a mission during the Home Run Derby Tuesday night.

“Anytime you make the [All Star] team it’s good, but to basically just point a finger at the Brewers and say ‘I told you so’ would be more gratifying than anything,” said Hart, in an interview late last month.

Corey Hart got just that, smacking 13 out of the Angels Stadium in the Home Run Derby’s first round. But then he recorded a goose egg in the second round; zero homers across the allotted 10 outs. So do the Milwaukee Brewers keep the hot hitter or trade him before the Hart stops beating?

By: Melissa S. Wollering

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How Many Milwaukee Brewers are All-Stars?

Prince Fielder & Ryan Braun

Besides Ryan Braun, who on the Milwaukee Brewers team is All-Star material this year?  Is Yovani Gallardo deserving of a pitching spot?  Does Corey Hart have a chance?  What would it mean for the man whose rough March and April has all but been forgotten?

“Anytime you make the team it’s good, but to basically just point a finger at the Brewers and say ‘I told you so’ would be more gratifying than anything,” says Hart, in a good-natured way.

The Brewers have had at least three players on the All-Star roster in each of the last four years.  However, the Milwaukee Brewers were playing baseball above the .500 mark during all four seasons.

By: Melissa S. Wollering

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