Severe weather threatens the Home Run Derby

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CINCINNATI — If you really, really love the Home Run Derby, prepare for possible disappointment. Why? The Midwest is experiencing some hella bad weather. This is the front page of Weather.com:

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For those unaware, Cincinnati is just to the right of that big semi-colon. The forecast:

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Even if the rain itself doesn’t hit, there’s a decent chance of high winds and lighting and stuff. Which are the sorts of things Major League Baseball doesn’t exactly want to have 42,000+ fans hanging around for, like so many sitting ducks.

There will likely be no word from MLB about this until this afternoon, but at least some possibility exists that¬†they’ll scrub the Derby for weather. We’ll let you know if and when we hear something.