Stampedes in the concourse, tearing apart concession stands, digging through trash — the baseballs were PRE-autographed, and people went NUTS to catch them (and I got some wild POV footage with my GoPro). The whole day was crazy and fun and I’m excited to share this video.
What was my view like for Shohei Ohtani? How close did I come to Juan Soto’s 520-foot rocket (the longest in Home Run Derby history)? How many baseballs did I catch (or almost catch) and who hit them?
In addition to Ohtani and Soto, six other sluggers put on quite a show: Matt Olson, Trey Mancini, Trevor Story, Joey Gallo, Salvador Perez, and Pete Alonso who won the whole thing . . . AGAIN!
FYI, it wasn’t just the Derby itself that produced a ton of action. Both leagues took batting practice, and the players were being extra generous with toss-ups, so there was all kinds of stuff happening early in the day. I ran all over the place to find the best spots (concourse, bleachers, left field, right field, 2nd deck, Rooftop standing room, etc.) and while that didn’t quite pay off with the results I had hoped for, it still provides an amazing tour of Coors Field.
In case you missed them (or want to re-watch them 20 more times), here are my previous Home Run Derby videos:
The Derby at Coors Field took place on July 12, 2021. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for my All-Star Game video coming next!