Last year’s Home Run Derby was incredible, thanks to the magical performance put on by Josh Hamilton. Can Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder or one of the other 2009 participants do anything similar? Probably not.
Still, the NL field of Home Run Derby participants — especially Pujols in front of his home fans — has the potential to make tonight’s festivities worth watching.
As Spring Training games kick off today, JRod takes off his White Sox blinders and looks around the Major Leagues for players to root for in 2009. Former White Sox players Joe Crede and Ken Griffey Jr were easy choices, and will hopefully succeed in ’09, along with the rest of his list of players to root for during the upcoming baseball season.