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The 'new' Home Run Derby

Even the kid in Skip Bayless is sad we had to witness the Home Run Derbies of the steroid era.

Updated: July 11, 2005, 4:41 PM ET
By Skip Bayless | Page 2

Dear Kid,

I'm not sure if you're 10 or 20 or finding it hard to believe you're almost 30.

For all I know, I'm writing this to the ageless kid in me.

But in a way, kid, I'll feel sorry for you tonight. I fear you've been spoiled beyond repair. You've watched Home Run Derbies featuring Mark McGwire (in 1999) and Sammy Sosa (2000) at their larger-than-life strongest, and you'll inevitably find tonight's competition a toy-soldier bore.

Yes, I had the ...

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