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White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, right. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jose Abreu And The Language Of The Dream

Jose Abreu’s desire to sing the Star-Spangled Banner says a lot about him.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2014

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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

Reds third baseman Todd Frazier in the Home Run Derby. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Sick Of Home Run Derby? Stop Watching

There’s better things to do than watch the tedious Home Run Derby.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Giancarlo Stanton. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Watch: Giancarlo Stanton Hits A Projected 510-Foot HR In Derby

No one mashes like Giancarlo Stanton.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Yoenis Cespedes won the 2013 Home Run Derby. (Getty Images)

Reminder: MLB Has Changed The Home Run Derby Format

It includes a head-to-head, bracket-style format in the later rounds.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

MLB commissioner Bud Selig. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Hopefully, Crimes In The All-Star Game Are Selig’s Punishment

What’s Bud Selig’s legacy? An idiotic home-field advantage rule and PEDs.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Baffoe: To Derby Or Not To Derby?

We’d watch if Jose Abreu or Anthony Rizzo was in the Derby, but would it be worth it for them?

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Yoenis Cespedes. (Credit: Getty Images)

Doyel: Angered By Spanish HR Derby Interviews? Get Used To It

The future arrived Monday night on ESPN. It arrived in all its high-def, plasmatic, Technicolor glory.

670 The Score–07/16/2013

ESPN's Chris Berman. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Wisch: Three Ways To Fix The All-Star Home Run Derby

Much like the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest, we’ve already seen the best that the MLB Home Run Derby has to offer. The event is both tired and, at three hours long, tiring. As a result, it’s in desperate need of some juice.

670 The Score–07/16/2013

Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics poses with the trophy after winning Chevrolet Home Run Derby on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Cespedes Steals Show From All-Stars, Wins HR Derby

Yoenis Cespedes has won baseball’s Home Run Derby, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.

07/15/2013

Prince Fielder won the 2012 Home Run Derby in Kansas City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Wisch: How To Ping Life Back Into The Home Run Derby

Just like with baseball’s record books, steroids pretty much ruined the derby. Or they at least messed the event up a lot.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

American League All-Star Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers won the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Prince Fielder Wins Home Run Derby For 2nd Time

Detroit’s Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto’s Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night.

07/09/2012

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Fan Nearly Falls From Stands During Home Run Derby

he ball arching against Chase Field’s bright lights, Keith Carmickle climbed up on a narrow table, leaned forward and lost his balance, momentum carrying him toward a 20-foot fall to a pool deck below.

07/12/2011