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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Alonso Wins 2019 Home Run Derby
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    Alonso becomes the first Gators player to take the crown and just the second SEC player to win a home run derby.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla.--Former Florida first baseman Pete Alonso blasted his way to the 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby title on Monday night in Cleveland.

    Alonso joins Darryl Strawberry as the only two New York Mets players to win the crown. Alonso is the first former UF player to win a home run derby title and just the second player from the SEC to take win, joining Auburn's Frank Thomas.

    Alonso hit 23 home runs in the final round to defeat fellow rookie Vlad Guerrero, Jr. and claim the title. Despite qualifying for an extra 30 seconds, Alonso clinched the title in the allotted four minutes. In all, Alonso hit 57 home runs in the competition.
    Alonso Wins 2019 Home Run Derby - Florida Gators
     
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  2. gatorbogey

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    Outstanding!
     
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  3. 74nole

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    What a show Pete put on!
     
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  4. NitroSmoke

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    I missed the first round due to a customer dinner but made my way to the bar for the rest. As impressive as Vlad Jrs performance was - I thought the power Pete and Ronald showed to the off field was ridiculous. Vlad was taking DADDY HACKS at some well thrown pitches. Acuna and Pete hit some DEEEP to RF that were pitchers pitches. LOL. Not HRD BP pitches. As a Braves fan Ive seen Ronald a lot and it was nice he got some national attention last night for how much power he really has. Was a great HRD! I loved how Joc was so pissed by the way. He could barely do the interview. HAHAHA

    Congrats to Pete - the Gator - and screw the Mets!!!! HAHAHA
     
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  5. jhfxof

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    Alonsos pitcher had some issues also. Never a ball in same spot two times in a row. Having to lunge to reach a pitch, then pulling one off his hands the next.

    Vlad lost it when he beat Joc. Over twice as many swings as Alonso just on balls that were HRs going into finals.

    Was certainly entertaining, which is 50-50 at best in these things.
     
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  7. madgator

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    Most fun $50 (at 5 to 1) bet I've made in a long time
     
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  12. 74nole

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    Truly making the MLB game fun again, tip of the cap to Pete!

    Gator Nation Proud!!!
     
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  13. jhfxof

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    I also had $10 on Pete.. problem was, $25 on Vlad & another $10 on Joc & $5 on Acuna before his odds jumped

    Whats the saying? Never go broke if always making a profit. lol
     
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  14. madgator

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    At least you knew you were good in the finals.....can't beat that.

    I went light with one guy just to make it interesting and back our UF brother.
     
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  15. GatorStu1

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    Pete was 1-2 with 2 rbi's AND a stolen base last night. He had a great couple nights in Cleveland.............
     
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    I didn’t stay up for his AB in the 8th. He looked overmatched in his K in the 6th. Glad he got the single and RBI.
     
  17. GatorStu1

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    gtj;

    It was not a "shot" in any way. As Kevin Costner said in Bull Durham.............. "It was a ground ball with eyes".............
     
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  18. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Hope the HR derby does not impact his swing and second half of season.
     
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