Tonight is the MLB All Star Game’s State Farm Home Run Derby in Kansas City, MO at Kauffman Stadium. The official Home Run Derby video and live broadcast starts at 8:00pm EST, 7:00pm CST, 6:00pm MST, 5:00pm PST on most ESPN channels.
The Home Run Derby competition will be airing on ESPN3, ESPN & the online ESPN network, Watch ESPN. In order to get acces to Watch ESPN you’ll need one of the providers that they support that you already have a subscription to. The current list of providers that will allow you to get a live online feed of the Home Run Derby video are: Bright House Networks, Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable and and Verizon FiOS TV. If you want to see if you can watch live online and you have one of those providers you can visit Watch ESPN.
If you aren’t able to watch the live video of the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby you can still catch it for free on ESPN Radio from TuneIn networks. TuneIn allows you to listen to ESPN Radio and will be hosting the MLB Home Run Derby at 8:00pm EST.
American League Home Run Contestants:
Mark Trumbo – Los Angeles Angels
Robinson Cano – New YorK Yankees
Prince Fielder – Detroit Tigers
Jose Bautista – Toronto Blue Jays
National League Home Run Contestants:
Matt Kemp – Los Angeles Dodgers
Carlos Gonzalez – Colorado Rockies
Carlos Beltran – St. Louis Cardinals
Giancolaro Stanton – Miami Marlins
Many people like Mike Chiari for Bleacher Report are going for Robinson Cano and feel like he can survive the sluggerfest for the long term and potentially pull of the win of the big home run derby. One thing is for sure is that the Monday night July 9th, 2012 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby is going to be a bombshell full of homeruns earning charity money.
Charity dollars will be given out to the team captain of the winning home run derby team of $150,000 to the charity of their choice. The loser team still gets $25,000 so everyone wins no matter who hits the most home runs.
MLB.com has the charity details listed as, “Eight members of the Kansas City-area chapters of the BGCA were paired with the eight Derby participants, and the club member matched with the Derby champ will earn a $50,000 donation from State Farm for their local chapter in support of the BGCA mission to enable young people to achieve their goals in life. For each home run hit with one of the Gold Balls, an $18,000 donation will be made to charity, and State Farm will kick in another $3,000 for every ball hit with a non-Gold Ball. Kemp and Cano also each chose a charity close to their heart, and a donation of $150,000 will be made to the winning captain’s charity, with $25,000 going to the losing team captain’s charity. The BGCA will also receive a $100,000 donation in the name of the winning team’s captain.”
2012 MLB Home Run Derby
With the 2012 Home Run Derby set to take place on Monday night in Kansas City, SB Nation takes a look at this year’s contestants, some of the longest derby dingers in recent history, and whether or not the field will be able to put on a show at a stadium not all that known for surrendering the long ball.
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