The participants for the 2017 Home Run Derby haven’t yet been announced, but we do know the defending champion will be in the field. Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton announced on Sunday that he would compete in this year’s festivities, which happen to be in his home part in Miami.
Stanton stole the show last year in San Diego, hitting a record 61 home runs in the three-round event, including 20 home runs in the final round to beat Todd Frazier for the championship.
Now THAT’S called being a good teammate. And as we get closer and closer to the All-Star picks being announced, Votto wants people to know that he’s not kidding.
“I’ve got a donkey in the works,” Votto told WCOP Cincinnati. “I’m anticipating a piece of news Sunday that will get Zack in the All-Star Game. But the donkey has already been spoken for.”
As All-Star voting comes to a close this week, Cozart leads the ballot for National League shortstops by almost 300,000 votes. So it looks like the odds are good that Votto will have to track Baseball Jerseys down that donkey.
Meanwhile, Cozart is having second thoughts about his choice of gift.
“I should have started with a Lamborghini,” he told WCOP. “But I like donkeys so much, maybe a donkey is my Lamborghini.”
Baseball beards are common facts of life — especially in the postseason — and college baseball players know well the value of #GraveBeforeShave come tournament time. Take for instance Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Bethune-Cookman’s Austin Garcia, who took some time from game action to weigh in on the importance of sound beard hygiene.