I have dreamed of this night for many months. The night when The Mighty Giancarlo Stanton would participate in the Home Run Derby. And now it's here! It's really happening!
Oh, and there are some other guys, too.
(C) Jose Bautista. Toronto Blue Jays. 17 home runs.
Yoenis Cespedes. Oakland Athletics. 14 home runs.
Josh Donaldson. Oakland Athletics. 20 home runs.
Brian Dozier. Minnesota Twins. 18 home runs.
Adam Jones. Baltimore Orioles. 16 home runs.
(C) Troy Tulowitzki. Colorado Rockies. 21 home runs.
Todd Frazier. Cincinnati Reds. 19 home runs.
Justin Morneau. Colorado Rockies. 13 home runs.
Yasiel Puig. Los Angeles Dodgers. 12 home runs.
Giancarlo Stanton. Miami Marlins. 21 home runs.
There are a bunch of new rules. You can read about them here. I don't understand them. I just want to watch dudes hit dingers. Why make it needlessly complicated? DINGERS.
If you're still not convinced to turn on the Derby tonight, this may put you over the edge.
A cool thing: Benjamin Utley, 2 1/2, will hang with his dad on the field during tonight's Derby.— Matt Gelb (@magelb) July 14, 2014
YES THAT IS RIGHT. Chase Utley's toddler son will be there. And we will get to see that. Don't lie and say you don't want to see that, or you don't care. You know you do.
So fire up your computer or flip on the TV and talk about the taters in the comments below.