Derby Downers

It’s not uncommon for players to struggle during the home run derby.

But to come away from a home run derby with zero home runs, well, that’s just depressing.

We catch up with a couple of players who posted goose eggs at the worst possible time.

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Showing Up The Ultimate Showman

When Brent Cooper stepped up to the plate for batting practice at Foothills Stadium on June 28, 2011, he could not believe what was happening. 

Not only was the Calgarian playing on the same team as famed slugger Jose Canseco, he was suddenly engaged in an impromptu home run derby of sorts against the 6-4 , 240-pound baseball beast. 

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A’s for Effort

When you talk about baseball in Medicine Hat, the memories of having the Toronto Blue Jays’ Pioneer League affiliate obviously come to mind.  The likes of Lloyd Moseby, Jimmy Key, Pat Borders, David Wells, Chris Carpenter and a host of other future MLBers is more than enough for locals to wax poetic about the “good ol’ days.”

Yet, the Blue Jays weren’t the first big league ball club to start sending youngsters to The Gas City.  

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