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The Yankees have no problem with Robinson Cano playing in the All-Star Game Tuesday night, but they wouldn't let him compete in Monday's Home Run Derby (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). Kind of says something about which one is more intense, no?

The days of Pete Rose running over Ray Fosse in the All-Star Game are long gone, even with home-field advantage in the World Series on the line, but it's tough for players to dial down the effort in the hitting contest without incurring some nationally-televised embarrassment. From Mark McGwire bypassing the Green Monster to Bobby Abreu launching 41 home runs in the 2005 event and Josh Hamilton blasting 28 in a single round two years ago, Monday has arguably been the more memorable part of the All-Star festivities in recent years.

stanfordcardinal22007

Sounds like a boring lineup. It will resemble the derby a few years ago in SF when Vladdie won it by only hitting like 8 home runs.

-- StanfordCardinal22007
cbfoo

Votto should be in it. He's leading the NL in HR's for crying out loud!

-- CBFOO

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