Giancarlo Stanton made history last night, clubbing 61 home runs in route to a Home Run Derby victory over defending champ Todd Frazier in the final round. Those 61 dingers were a derby record.
The only problem, the Marlins are going to pay a bunch for that. Miami sent out an email to people who have bought tickets with them before, saying that for every home run that Stanton hits out of Petco Park, they will knock off a percent of future tickets. A quick look at the math and that would be 61 percent off future tickets for Marlins games.
Their only saving grace could be the phrase ‘out of Petco Park’, meaning that the home runs would have had to landed outside the stadium, but we shall see.
More from around the National League East:
- Daniel Murphy has had quite the 2016 season. He attributes that success, mainly his power surge, to hard work, the lineup he is in and just plain old confidence.
- Would losing 106 games be okay? One Braves writer thinks so.
- Cole Hamels misses the days when the Phillies were winners.
- While managing the National League in the All-Star Game, Terry Collins has fielded some Mets questions and has said that his team isn’t dead yet and that they are looking for a hero.