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MLB Home Run Derby 2014 — The Big League Stew live blog

Welcome to The Stew's live blog for the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby where we'll gawk at the long ball and trade baseball barbs throughout the night.

This year's Home Run Derby starts at 8 p.m. ET (TV coverage via ESPN) and our live chat begins at 7:00 p.m. ET. Consider us your group of friends always at arm's reach, ready to talk about whether Yoenis Cespedes can repeat, if home-field advantage actually gives Brian Dozier a chance and just how many bat flips to expect from Yasiel Puig (answer: all the bat flips!) 

This year there's a new bracket-style format and plenty of sluggers ready to unload on BP pitches. The contenders: Troy Tulowitzki, Yasiel Puig, Giancarlo Stanton, Todd Frazier and Justin Morneau for the NL, with Jose Bautista, Yoenis Cespedes, Brian Dozier Adam Jones and Josh Donaldson swinging for the AL. We've already made our predictions. Check them twice, if you need to.

We've got guys on the scene @TBrownYahoo, @AnswerDave and @KevinKaduk, and guys watching at home. So grab your snack/beverage of choice, find a good spot for your Internet device and prepare to talk taters with The Stew.

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Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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