If you are looking to watch the most powerful hitters in MLB baseball do what they do best then you might want to think about getting out to the 2012 Home Run Derby, taking place as part of the MLB All Star Game celebration at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Pitting the best home-run hitters in the bigs against each other in a three-round tournament to see who can launch the most balls out of the ballpark, the Home Run Derby is a unique chance to see the biggest names in baseball swing for the fences on every pitch. No working the count, no pitching around the best hitter, just dingers and dingers, followed by more dingers.
Last year, fans who watched last year’s Home Run Derby at Arizona’s Chase Field saw the Yankees Robinson Canó edge out the Red Sox’s Adrian Gonzales by a total home run total of 32 – 31. Also competing in last year’s Home Run Derby where superstars like David Ortiz, Prince Fielder and Matt Kemp.
The 2012 Home Run Derby roster is still undecided, but you can be sure that some of MLB’s most elite players will be on the roster, doing what they can to jack more balls out of the ballpark than anyone. Don’t forget that voting for the 2012 All Star Game is already underway.
And if you are thinking of going out to Kauffman Stadium to enjoy the Home Run Derby and the All Star Game festivities, then you might want to look at how ticket prices moved last year compared to this year. The price of the average All Star Game ticket has gone up recently, but it follows a similar pattern as last year. If 2011’s prices are any indication, prices will drop in the next week or so, which might be the best time to get them before prices start going up as the game gets closer. However, as the secondary ticket market is a volatile space, you never know what will happen as the Home Run Derby gets closer.