Welcome to “Digging In with J.P. Arencibia,” a Yahoo Sports podcast and video series hosted by former Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia and Yahoo Sports Blue Jays reporter Nick Ashbourne.
On this episode
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones brings his experience at the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby to the table to tee up baseball’s showcase event. Here’s how the episode unfolds:
00:25 - Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s bid to be the youngest Home Run Derby winner.
03:45 - Why a Home Run Derby is tougher than it looks.
08:45 - J.P’s minor-league Derby experience.
10:50 - Possible changes to the format.
14:39 - Difference a million-dollar prize makes.
18:50 - The difficulty of practicing for and participating in the Home Run Derby.
22:35 - Adam Jones’ memories of playing with and against Vladimir Guerrero Sr.
23:40 - Players growing up dreaming of participating in the Derby.
26:26 - Predictions for who might win the 2019 Home Run Derby based on the stadium.
31:43 - Would you rather: eat a pound of pennies or a pound of cotton balls?
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