Blue Jays Podcast: Adam Jones on the Home Run Derby experience

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Welcome to “Digging In with J.P. Arencibia,” a Yahoo Sports podcast and video series hosted by former Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia and Yahoo Sports Blue Jays reporter Nick Ashbourne.

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Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones brings his experience at the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby to the table to tee up baseball’s showcase event. Here’s how the episode unfolds:

  • 00:25 - Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s bid to be the youngest Home Run Derby winner.

  • 03:45 - Why a Home Run Derby is tougher than it looks.

  • 08:45 - J.P’s minor-league Derby experience.

  • 10:50 - Possible changes to the format.

  • 14:39 - Difference a million-dollar prize makes.

  • 18:50 - The difficulty of practicing for and participating in the Home Run Derby.

  • 22:35 - Adam Jones’ memories of playing with and against Vladimir Guerrero Sr.

  • 23:40 - Players growing up dreaming of participating in the Derby.

  • 26:26 - Predictions for who might win the 2019 Home Run Derby based on the stadium.

  • 31:43 - Would you rather: eat a pound of pennies or a pound of cotton balls?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 14: American League All-Star Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles bats during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 14: American League All-Star Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles bats during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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