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2013 Home Run Derby

Baseballs will fly at the Home Run Derby on Monday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), as eight of the game's best sluggers will try to deposit the most batting practice pitches over the outfield wall at Citi Field in New York. Is the Home Run Derby the best skills competition in the universe of All-Star sporting events? Will Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, with 37 homers to his credit in the first half, walk away with the trophy? Vote below!

Which player will win the Home Run Derby?

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  • Which National League slugger will hit the most home runs at the Home Run Derby?

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  • Which AL slugger will hit the most home runs at the Home Run Derby?

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  • Are you planning on watching the Home Run Derby? (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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  • Which is your favorite exhibition?

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It's official: Robinson Cano and David Wright have made their six choices, and we have the rosters for this year's Home Run Derby. Missing are big-name bashers such as Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, Paul Goldschmidt and others -- but the field is not without its powerhouses. How do you think they stack up? Click the boxes below to make your picks!

Rank: Home Run Derby participants

Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano

Yankees, 20 HR in 2013.

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes

Athletics, 15 HR in 2013.

Michael Cuddyer

Michael Cuddyer

Rockies, 15 HR in 2013.

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Orioles, 33 HR in 2013.

Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder

Tigers, 15 HR in 2013.

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

Rockies, 24 HR in 2013.

Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper

Nationals, 13 HR in 2013.

David Wright

David Wright

Mets, 13 HR in 2013.

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There are videos that raise more questions than they answer. The Bigfoot footage. Franco Harris reaching toward the turf for the "Immaculate Reception." The evil chipmunk. And then there are videos that offer conclusive proof of a certain order of events in the flow of the universe, like Michael Cuddyer's foot touching home plate well before Michael Wuertz applied a tag at the end of Monday's wild game between the Athletics and the Twins.

You could watch it at home. Fans in the stands in Oakland could watch it on their phones. People in the Australian Outback could watch it (although we're guessing they chose not to). Just about the only people on the globe who couldn't watch it, at least not until after the game, were the umpires on the field.

The charm of baseball's old-school history is one thing, but there's a reason they got rid of flannel uniforms, train travel and the spitball.

Now more than 40 years after we landed on the moon, maybe it's time to consider putting technology to use for more than just home runs. Or bring back the spitball. Either way, we'll be happy.

berberage

For the most part the umps do a great job, and they will only get better as more technology is leveraged to help get calls right. As long as the ones who consistently underperform are held accountable and weeded out in favor of better talent, I think MLB officiating will be okay.

-- berberage
billmadlock1976

I HAVE 20-80 VISION IN MY RIGHT EYE, BUT HE WAS SAFE

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