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  • Speaker 1: Ladies and gentlemen.

  • Boys and girls.

  • Welcome.

  • Speaker 2: To the 2010 State

  • Farm Home Run Derby from Angel

  • Stadium in Anaheim California.

  • It is our privil

  • To welcome viewers from all

  • around the United States.

  • From Canada.

  • Speaker 1: From Mexico.

  • world.

  • As we televised live here on

  • ESPN.

  • Okay.

  • This is your chance to show

  • everybody that when it comes to

  • home runs.

  • You are far from being laid

  • back.

  • loud and clear.

  • From Angel Stadium all the way

  • to the heavens.

  • And please give a big welcome to

  • our eight contestants.

  • This afternoon slash this

  • evening.

  • Speaker 2: Will be the center

  • Diamondbacks.

  • runs.

  • Chris.

  • The first banner from the

  • American League got off to a

  • Toronto Blue Jays.

  • The center fielder has 19 home

  • runs Vernon Wells.

  • Speaker 2: Last year a Brewer

  • won it.

  • Speaker 1: It was Prince Fielder

  • will it be two straight years

  • for a Milwaukee Brewers.

  • The right fielder his last wing

  • a walk off homer yesterday from

  • Milwaukee.

  • He's got twenty one of them.

  • Corey Hart you know he leads the

  • league in fun and pies in the

  • face and maybe tonight's his

  • night 15 homers.

  • Right fielder from the New York

  • Yankees Nick.

  • Sure sure.

  • He can hit long ball.

  • This left fielder for the St.

  • Louis Cardinals.

  • He's warming up like summer in

  • St. Louis is Matt Holliday he

  • leads the league and he smiles

  • the heart and soul of the Boston

  • Red Sox coming on just like he

  • said.

  • The first baseman.

  • With 18 homers Big Papi David

  • De.

  • He's a young man only 26 but his

  • third straight charted shortstop

  • for the National League from the

  • Florida Marlins 13 things Hanley

  • Ramirez.

  • And could we possibly have a

  • Triple Crown.

  • He leads the American League in

  • batting average.

  • He leads the American League in

  • RBI.

  • He's second in homers with 22.

  • He won a World Series when he

  • was only 20.

  • Now the first baseman for the

  • Detroit Tigers Miguel Tupper.

  • So there they are ladies and

  • gentlemen your eight contestants

  • tonight.

  • And here are three compatriots

  • this evening here on our State

  • Farm Home Run Derby on Christmas

  • could pharmacologically with us.

  • as always Joe Morgan and he

  • managed the Rangers.

  • He managed the Mets but we don't

  • remember him from that.

  • We remember him from this.

  • Speaker 1: BLOCK.

  • Get him a youngster.

  • Once upon a time in California

  • Angel couple of stints Bobby

  • Valentine Dwight say welcome

  • home great.

  • It's great to be home.

  • First time in the new big day

  • here at Anaheim It's a beautiful

  • ballpark.

  • Home Run Derby.

  • here.

  • through a lot of.

  • We had Alex Rodriguez.

  • We've had might be OK.

  • Speaker 1: Yeah we've had some

  • here.

  • in great company with you too.

  • I'm honored to be here.

  • Speaker 2: Doesn't matter who is

  • I'm honored to be here.

  • going to put on a show someone

  • for a couple of players always

  • put on a show and it's not the

  • names that you normally think

  • about often.

  • So that being said put you on

  • the spot.

  • Joe what's your pick.

  • introductions and the best one

  • was from the gal Cabrera.

  • And I'm a go with Miguel

  • Cabrera.

  • Even though the last four out of

  • five homerun winners Derby

  • winners were left handed hitters

  • and I think left handed hitters

  • have an advantage in this

  • ballpark.

  • have an advantage in this

  • they're going to beat him.

  • Speaker 1: There is a little

  • advantage going out there and I

  • feel that I'm going to take

  • Tuesday or tease it because he

  • is the man.

  • He is ready to go and he would.

  • Speaker 2: Tony Payne you said

  • that Ortiz is going to be the

  • man.

  • I'm with him because Tony you

  • throw into him.

  • Speaker 1: Well I think it's

  • great that he is the Big Poppy

  • is in this 5 4 2 National League

  • or and it gets holiday.

  • Speaker 2: But I'm going to go

  • somewhere to go with the

  • I'm going on a long shot.

  • OK.

  • Speaker 1: What do you think.

  • We don't want any one of them

  • can win.

  • Graham he's out there.

  • Oh it's open.

  • Oh man.

  • Speaker 2: These are the best of

  • the best.

  • with it.

  • Speaker 1: Well we'll try it.

  • kick back relax and enjoy it.

  • Now in case you have forgotten.

  • So.

  • These ceremonial first pitch

  • we'll get to the rules and stuff

  • shortly.

  • But once upon a time this ban in

  • 1989 the last time we had an all

  • star game here at the big day

  • leading off against Rick

  • rational blow Jack Ball knows a

  • long ball.

  • Under the tarp.

  • Speaker 2: Hit Centerfield way

  • box followed with a homer.

  • First time the NHL won back to

  • back All-Star games fifty seven

  • fifty eight.

  • .

  • Memory of the past.

  • And a reminder.

  • Of what a great.

  • Town.

  • Bo Jackson.

  • Was.

  • He'll throw out.

  • First pitch.

  • And.

  • Hitting the ball up for him.

  • Will be John Simmons State Farm

  • agent from Hamburg California.

  • Where.

  • Speaker 1: He could have pitch.

  • Hi guys.

  • Bill got some heat.

  • Speaker 2: He good pitch foul

  • right if you're just joining us

  • for the first time.

  • you forget the rules.

  • Here's a reminder.

  • Each player gets 10 outs in

  • every round swings that don't

  • produce home runs or outs top

  • four homerun totals at fans.

  • Now the totals carry over.

  • From round one.

  • In the round to where the same

  • rules 10 outs swing that doesn't

  • produce a homerun that's an out.

  • Top to homerun totals can

  • advance and.

  • Then we go to the championship

  • rounds we race every day.

  • We do not carry over from the

  • second round the player with the

  • highest total.

  • Who is.

  • Your winner higher dimensions.

  • The two lines left in right here

  • at the big a 330.

  • You got a call back from the old

  • days left center three eighty

  • seven Centerfield 400 feet right

  • center 370 feet right field line

  • 330.

  • After nine outs the golf ball is

  • in play every golf ball home

  • over seventeen thousand

  • donation.

  • From both State Farm and MLB

  • combined state farm also

  • donating three thousand dollars

  • for every non golf ball

  • homework.

  • As well.

  • Seventeen thousand base

  • seventeen thousand State Farm

  • agents in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Well you've seen the three of

  • us.

  • Well you've seen the three of

  • little pomp and circumstance to

  • the proceeding shall we.

  • We'll welcome our compatriot

  • Erin Andrews.

  • Erin good afternoon.

  • Good afternoon Chris.

  • Thanks so much.

  • the local Boys and Girls Club

  • then each one of them is going

  • to be paired up.

  • With money from the Derby.

  • Now the one that is paired with

  • the winner of that is a fifty

  • thousand dollar prize.

  • Speaker 2: The other seven

  • handed they'll earn their club a

  • ten thousand dollar prize all

  • courtesy of State Farm.

  • Thank you sir.

  • And look forward to you talking

  • with all the players tonight.

  • Speaker 1: The all stars go to