The 2013 Home Run Derby participants have been announced

Chris Davis alone probably will win it for the American League.


Just announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter, here are the participants for the 2013 Home Run Derby, which will take place next Monday at 8 p.m. ET at Citi Field in New York. Keep in mind that all of the players selected were also chosen for the All-Star Game. So there’s no Giancarlo Stanton here. Oh well.

National League

David Wright (NL Captain) – Wright is the captain for the National League side this year, as his team is hosting this year’s Midsummer Classic. The 30-year-old third baseman is quietly in the middle of one of his most productive seasons, hitting .306/.394/.519 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI in 85 games.

Carlos Gonzalez – An easy choice for Wright, as Gonzalez currently leads the National League with 24 home runs. It’s worth noting that he’s out of the lineup tonight after leaving yesterday’s game with a sprained right middle finger, so…

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Because Lids finds a way to troll with 49ers fans a little with the Kaepernick Dolphins cap deal

Remember this weekend when Colin Kaepernick’s Dolphins cap made the buzz? Cap, hat and fashion provider Lids had a message for Kaepernick.

Lids is one of my favorite places to get my caps. They have been good to me since I first went there. The fact they would make such a tweet to Kaepernick just cracks me up. The trolling to 49ers fans with it is hilarious. And who knows? Maybe this could be the beginning of a good business partnership?

It points back to the point that this isn’t serious and it’s all in fun. People don’t need to overreact to things like this.

Lids is having fun. Kaepernick isn’t making a big deal out of it.  No news becomes news. Football season is almost here.