I figured I'd try scoring the HRD in case Ortiz won the whole thing. Here's Tizzle's first round (x is no swing, O is an out and H is a home run):
xxOxxxHxxOxOxxHxOxxxxxxOxxxxOxxxOHxOxOxxONot Quite A News Flash: Chris Berman is a self-absorbed idiot. Hearing his "back back back" shit during a game is annoying; hearing it in a home run derby is torture. Berman actually referred to Ortiz as "Big Pappy" and told us that Andruw Jones was born in the "Netherlands".
Why did Berman feel the need to yell "That one's all the way to Kalamazoo" on a couple of homers that landed only about 10 rows deep in right? Shouldn't the ball have to be hit, oh, I don't know, out of the frigging ballpark to deserve a "description" like that?
Meanwhile, Joe Morgan was all serious, analyzing the batters' swings, explaining about bat speeds and why some players weren't hitting as many home runs. He refrained from describing the various pitches being thrown.
Disgraceful: The ESPN trio of Berman, Morgan and Reggie Jackson blathering nearly all the way through -- and barely acknowledging the existence of -- Hee Seop Choi's first round swings. They actually cut away and missed some of his swings. At one point, one of them said they didn't mean to shortchange Choi's swings, then went right back to the off-topic conversation, with a distant Choi in an inset box on the screen.