Tater Tot Hot Dish: American League
The American League has chosen its participants for tonight's Home Run Derby. Finally.
With Dustin Pedroia opting out of this year's All-Star game to hang out with his pregnant wife, he will be replaced by Carlos Peña. The Tampa Bay Rays first baseman will join Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge, Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz and Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer.
The National League line-up was set like a week ago, so I'm not sure why it took so long for the AL competition to be settled. Did no one want to play? Once again, head on over to our Home Run Derby Challenge to choose this year's winner. Remember to give us a good reason why you think your player will hit the most bombs!
Don't forget to head back, back, back, back to Walkoff Walk (BLB's Blogboyfriend) to catch the liveblog of the Derby. And in between tater tots, you should definitely check out the third annual ! The longball extravaganza airs tonight on ESPN at 8pm ET.
Tags: , Nelson Cruz,