I came across an old episode of the 1960's Home Run Derby on youtube today and it occurred to me that it would be something that MLB and espn could do during the pandemic. If you don't know the...

 I came across an old episode of the 1960's Home Run Derby on youtube today and it occurred to me that it would be something that MLB and espn could do during the pandemic.  If you don't know the show it's mostly the same as the Home Run Derby that you see before the All-Star Game.

There are few people needed: the 2 competitors, a pitcher, a catcher, an umpire, an announcer, an outfielder to shag fly balls and some production folks.  You could do away with the umpire and use the cameras they use in the minor leagues.  You could also do away with the catcher and outfielder let the leave the strikes, balls and outs just lay where they land and clean them up between innings.  The stands were empty on the show.  It was social distancing before social distancing.

 

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