Who’s Ready For Some June Cleaver?

What a depressing May… Not only did my beloved Brewers tank worse than the Astros (they won 6 games in May… as many as Miami), but the Midwest got soaked and the plains got blown away. And when The Commish gets depressed, the amount of posts and updates dwindle, and that just depresses all the rest of you home run fans. I tried to cure my depression by buying a party bus, but got outbid.

But cheer up, June Cleaver has arrived and it brought the sun (and my internet speed) back. June also means that weather is heating up and that will lead to the ball flying further (something the guy below wished had happened to him).

And because I’ve deprived you of 3 weeks of Home Run Derby Updates, I will make up for it by posting only 1 update to cover the month of May (yeah, I’m that nice of a guy). And don’t worry if your team name isn’t listed below, just throw on some rally caps and hope for more home runs in June.

HR Derby: What Happened In May

  • There were 6 leaders:
    1. The Commish started in the lead at the beginning of the month and lasted for a week or two before the masses could catch my under performing team.
    2. Per Mar Security Services was the first team to take the most prized possession of the derby… the pride. He got this with the help of Trumbo’s and Goldschmidt’s fast May starts.
    3. Then, Mayer’s Mashers took the reigns for a day or three thanks to Miguel Cabrera (is he even real?) and Hunter Pence.
    4. Ready, Wilin, and Able overtook the lead next thanks again to Miguel but also got help from Encarnacion. For those that don’t know, this team was awful in 2011 and almost went all of April without a HR. My how times have changed, good thing he’s still worse than me at Fantasy Baseball (gotta get my jabs in on the regulars).
    5. The Bottom Feeders are anything but and were in first for maybe a day. Again, another leading team who owns Miguel Cabrera but gained his advantage from Robinson Cano.
    6. Big Deihl’s Bombers is in the current possession of first. He deserves it for starting with Alex Rios in group E and again for picking Cabrera to repeat as home run champion (this was a common theme in the leaders for May).
  • Takin’ it deep had an impressive feat back on May 14th. Every player on his team hit a home run but his total tally for the night wasn’t 5. It was 6. We have seen 6 homers before from a single team but never including every player on the team. Plus, his team jumped 31 places in a single day. Most impressive.
  • 12 Homers for Miguel Cabrera in the month of May. This guy just doesn’t stop hitting. He is well on his way to a second consecutive triple crown and is only behind Chris Davis in HR for the lead in all three categories. To put his 12 homers in perspective, Chris Davis, who is leading with 20 homers, hit 10. And only Trout and Car-go were close to that and they hit 8.
  • 5 players failed to hit a home run in May (that are on HR derby teams and weren’t injured). Those 5 would be Ike Davis (the most popular pick or the 5), Todd Frazier, Justin Morneau, Dexter Folwer, and Jacoby Ellsbury. If you own one of these guys, you may want to send them a letter of encouragement or maybe a tweet of encouragement.

  • Don’t poke a sleeping bear as much fun as it might be. GeezerHawk was sleeping just fine near the bottom of the standings (81st place at the end of April). Then I had to taunt him. And boy did he let me have it. His team hit 36 homers in May which moved him up to 11th place and took home the first place prize in May. This dynasty team just keeps finding home runs and the pay dirt.

I’m hoping to get back on my baseball post horse this month but the sun may also be calling me to make an appearance outside of my cave.

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