It came down to Giancarlo Stanton, defending champ Todd Frazier, Adam Duvall and Mark Trumbo. These were the four best hitters the Home Run Derby produced. But Giancarlo Stanton began to ease away slowly.
With a belly full of chicken and heart full of thanks for our third opportunity to be among the best of the best in the game, I fell asleep Monday night hoping to get enough rest to not look like I got hit by a bus in the parade on All Star Game day.
The 83rd All-Star Game will be played tonight in Kansas City. Justin Verlander of Detroit and Matt Cain of the Giants are the starting pitchers. It would have been nice to see knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the Mets get the nod.
Here the the All-Star centerfielder reflects on his poor performance in 2010 and the criticism he received for his play. He also discusses his $160 million contract extension and being denied the 2011 MVP award.