In honor of tonight’s Home Run Derby (which shouldn’t even count since Cleveland’s hometown boy Derek Dietrich isn’t in it despite Christian Yelich bowing out due to a back injury), I thought it might be nice to look back at the only good thing that has happened in Cincinnati sports in the last 5 years. 2015 doesn’t feel like it was that long ago, but looking back at the highlights of Todd Frazier’s insane final round of the Home Run Derby in front of the hometown Cincinnati crowd reminds me how sad our sports lives have been since that July evening.
The Reds traded Todd Frazier to the White Sox after the 2015 season, but The Toddfather will forever be royalty in Cincinnati for what happened on Monday, July 13, 2015.
Everyone in Cincinnati remembers where they were during Todd’s take down of Joc Pederson. Me? I was a month away from moving into our house, so I was crashing in my parents basement and screaming at the top of my lungs as each ball traveled into the sea of red. Some of you may have been down there to see it in person, but I’d be willing to bet none of your moms cooked you an amazing dinner that night. Point, Mac.
There were some fun teams in the early 2010’s for the Cincinnati Reds, and this seemed like a finale that was fitting. It wasn’t a playoff run or anything like that. It was one of the most beloved Reds from that time period hoisting a WWE championship belt in front of his hometown crowd.Follow @BennyMacBlog