...of MSNBC, is a weirdo.
But also, he is a dummy.
The headline of his most recent column:"Selig has Turned Home Run Derby into Joke."
Because it used to be so...serious? Important?
He argues that the competition's new format has watered down the field. For example, and this is a verbatim quotation:Of the top five home run hitters in each league, just four are in the derby — Jones, Ortiz, Carlos Lee and Mark Teixeira.
Only FOUR out of the top FIVE?!? The madness!
Here's more:The top four sluggers in each league have a combined 189 home runs at the break. The eight players picked by MLB to contend for the Home Run Derby title have 144. This is not the best sluggers in the game swinging for bragging rights. This is a joke.
You tell 'em, Mikey! This is the kind of hard-hitting investigative journalism that will earn you a brand new "PRESS" card to stick in your fedora!
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