First, they were All-Star buddies, and now they’re Home Run Derby buddies, too:

Because it is unabashed fan service, the Home Run Derby is annually one of my favorite events. And it seems like it’s a been a long time since a Cubs player was involved. So, yeah, I’m pretty excited about this.

I also don’t really buy into the added risk of injury or swing issues from the Derby, so unless someone has some data to show why it’s a bad idea, I’m 100% into this, and will be watching with excitement next Monday.

The rules for the Derby have changed quite a bit this year, so you’ll want to familiarize yourself. And here’s the bracket:

Rizzo versus Bryant in the final?

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