According to the Sports Media Watch website, the revised format for baseball’s Home Run Derby in Cincinnati nearly matched the record from 2013 during the final season of play at the second Yankee Stadium in New York.
The full ratings of the last several years can be found here:
At least, for all of you bracket followers–there was a mini-upset in the semis as the top seed of Albert Pujols went down, but not without a fight in bonus time.
That crowd reaction was pleading for those few balls not to find grass, too good for words. And yes, I hope Major League Baseball is smart enough to keep this four minute per round timed format–it does not need to drag more than it was on Monday night.
Just enough time for everyone to get their proper cuts, if you will.
Overall, it was a fun night.