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Does the MLB Home Run Derby ruin swings?

Aaron Judge’s dominating performance at the MLB Home Run Derby was a sight to see, but many worry his swing will be destroyed for the second half of the season. Some people contend concentrating on the hitting the long ball changes the approach of hitters for the remainder of the season. However, batters who are hot heading into the All-Star break could just be falling back to earth. What do you think? 

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It is an honor to be included in the MLB Home Run Derby, but maybe it is an honor players should refuse. A majority of athletes who participate in the derby see a fall in their home run rate during the second half of the season. It's not really all that surprising. People who concentrate on slamming balls, as far as possible, screw up their mechanics and timing when the real game starts again. 

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Baseball has a LONG season. You would think people don't have to reminded of that, but some fans seem to think monster production will sustain itself over 162 games. Life doesn't work that way, and neither does baseball. Hot batters eventually cool off. It isn't because their swing is screwed up. It's because they are returning to earth. Coaches love to keep their hitters out of the home run derby because it's extra stress on an exhibition. 

In reality, the home run derby does not do anything to ruin a batter's swing.

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