The magic of two last names combining into something beautiful isn’t new. We’ve seen it in college football, and the NFL — now baseball is getting in on the unintentional fun when the Diamondbacks and Reds play on Tuesday.
It’s amazing. On one magic day in July 2017 Robbie Ray and Sal Romano will face off and remind us of a popular comedian.
I never much cared for Everybody Loves Raymond but I really liked Ray Romano in that one episode of Maron when he was Marc Maron’s new friend and turned out to be really shady.
For now we can just enjoy Ray vs. Romano in its purity. In a semi-related note, ESPN ran a story in 2012 about how much baseball writers in fact HATED Raymond.
Here we are in round two, the semifinals. Last year’s champ, Giancarlo Stanton, has been eliminated, but Miguel Sano, Gary Sanchez, Cody Bellinger, and Aaron Judge all advanced. Judge, at 25, is the oldest one of this group. Baseball’s youthful talent is just ridiculous.
Gary Sanchez vs. Miguel Sano starts off round two. Sanchez doesn’t look quite as powerful here, but that’s probably because the Derby is exhausting as hell. With 2:30 left to go, Sanchez was at three homers, but one was over 440 feet, so he’s got that going for him.
And homer four earned him those precious 30 seconds before he called timeout with 2:04 to go. He never picked up the pace much, but nine homers in four minutes is a good start, and Cheap Vintage Jerseys he’s still got those 30 bonus seconds to work with.
And bonus time gets Sanchez just one more, but he got to double-digits, which Cheap Wbc Jerseys could be enough since Sano barely cleared that in round one.