Power outage can't ruin vibe for McCovey fleet

Jim Caple braves the flotsam and jetsam of McCovey Cove amid the eccentric flotilla at the Home Run Derby. Story

Updated: July 10, 2007, 1:30 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

McCOVEY COVE, Calif. -- Enough is enough. Baseball finally needs to do something about performance enhancers. From now on, they must make sure that all Home Run Derby participants get a full dosage of steroids. Or at least aluminum bats.

I mean, c'mon. I paddled my kayak around McCovey Cove for more than five hours Monday and never came close to getting a ball. No home runs were hit into the water during the Derby. Only two foul balls reached the Cove. No left-hander got beyond the first ...

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