Zack Cozart

Number of home runs are hot topic at All-Star game

Number of home runs are hot topic at All-Star game

The story of the first half of the 2017 baseball season revolves around home runs, and the topic captivated the players and spectators assembled at Marlins Park for this year’s All-Star festivities.

On Monday, New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge won the Home Run Derby with a ferocious display of power. A day later, Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the composition of the baseballs, which some players believed are juiced, while reaching an agreement with MLBPA chief Tony Clark: Home runs are good for the game.

Unless, of course, you are a pitcher. Consider the case of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. While...

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