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Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo: Next HR Derby, use Edwin Jackson

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo: Next HR Derby, use Edwin Jackson

I believe Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant chose to participate in the Home Run Derby just to avoid listening to Chris Berman describe it. I mean, for the two young sluggers to go against the public wishes of Cubs manager Joe Maddon, you knew they had to have some serious motivation, and Berman’s verbiage inspires exactly that. I feel their pain. I avoided it, too. I hit the mute button as soon as I heard astronaut references regarding a band’s name in the opening segment. Avoid Berman, his lame segues, and whatever that thing on his head is -- always a good plan. Now that I think of it, if financially challenged ESPN is looking to start making some of the $100 million in...

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