BaseballRobinson Cano Saves Home Run Derby From Mediocrity by Staff Post July 12, 2011 The 2011 All-Star festivities this season have an odd feel. It seems as though a ton of players have backed out of playing, some for injuries and others just not that interested. The home run derby had an oddly mediocre feel as well, outside of Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano of course.Cano, who had his father pitching to him, was easily the highlight of the contest last night in Arizona.Matt Kemp, Rickie Weeks, Jose Bautista, and Matt Holliday were down right boring. David Ortiz and Prince Fielder had some big home runs and did do their best to make it interesting, but the previous two derby winners ultimately failed to bring much excitement. The most excitement was Fielders 474-foot blast which was the longest of the night.It ultimately became a Yankees/Red Sox battle as Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez battled Cano. Gonzo was indeed impressive with his swings and power but ultimately not many were the type of blasts Cano was producing.Both players had a total of 20 home runs heading into the head-to-head final. Gonzalez hit first, belting 11 home runs, tying the record for homers in a final round. Cano followed him and put on a show.The second baseman showed his excellent bat speed as he drove balls all over the place between right-center and right field. Cano broke the final round record and beat Gonzalez by hitting 12 homers in the finale. He had the second longest drive of the night, belting a shot 472 feet. Cano was the excitement on this night.The crowd seemed a bit boring rather unexcited. Some of the players were having fun as they watched from the side. However, for the most part the entire event was lacking the pop from the past. Cano and Gonzalez did their best to make this a party worth attending.On a side note, when are fans going to learn it’s really not worth catching a baseball if it risks your life. After the tragic death of a Rangers fan who fell to death while trying to reach for a ball this past week, another fan almost fell over a railing last night. Come on people, don’t be stupid!prometrium after iui pregnancy hclacyclovir topical usarevatio europe pillshydrochlorothiazide mechanism of action hcllopressor when to hold tabsretin a acne how long onlinechloromycetin eye drops for cats effectsvoltaren xr side effects effectszetia side effects weight gainBuy metformin tablets ovulation Post Views: 1,186The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsAdrian GonzalezBaseballDavid OrtizHome Run DerbyJose BautistaMatt HollidayMatt KempPrince FielderRickie WeeksRobinson Cano Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! UFC Long Island: Ticket & Fight Card Info by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on May 31, 2017 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Hold on to Your Ticket Stubs—Derek Jeter Just Hit 3,000 Mets Trade K-Rod: Too Soon Sandy!