The Chirp: Home Run Derby Edition

The 2015 MLB Home Run Derby is officially in the books, and this one was all about hometown hero Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds and Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson, with Frazier edging out Pederson in one of the most exciting derbies in recent memory. Athletes from across the sports landscape took to Twitter to react to the sluggers, the new format and more:

Giants OL Geoff Schwartz and Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson on the “talent”:

Bengals DECarlos Dunlapand more on Marlana VanHoose’s rendition of the National Anthem:

Giants shortstopBrandon Crawfordon the best seat in the house:

Geoff Schwartz on making it interesting:

Dodgers pitcherBrandon Beachywith a safe prediction:

Colts punterPat McAfeecalls ’em like he sees ’em:

Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson and more on the man of the hour (besides Todd Frazier):

I turn on the derby and realize Ken Griffey Jr. is no longer in it… I get sad and nostalgic %Swingman %EveryYear

Kyle (@Ky1eLong) July 14, 2015

Retired NFL OLMark Schlerethand more onTodd Frazierknocking outPrince Fielderin Round 1:

If you add up the total distance of all of the home runs @FlavaFraz21 hit in the first round it would be longer than the New Jersey Turnpike

Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) July 14

Josh Donaldsonand more onJoc Pedersonannouncing his presence in Round 1:

Royals pitcherJeremy Guthrieand more onTodd Frazierwinning the night


Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) July 14,

Dodgers pitcherBrandon McCarthyon coming up short:

Geoff Schwartzon viewer retention at its finest: