Chris Davis will be in the Home Run Derby…

Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a two-run home run against the New York Yankees in the sixth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 29, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles won, 11-3.

This week, ESPN announced the eight participants for the 2013 Home Run Derby. The event will be held Monday night (at 8 p.m.) at Citi Field in New York City.

For us Orioles fans, be glad to know that American League captain Robinson Cano did go ahead and choose Chris Davis to be part of his team. I’m excited to see another Oriole in the event after a few years and make no mistake, Davis can hit it out of anywhere.

Whether the event messes up his swing, who knows; however, it’s good to see that the Orioles and Davis will get their moment in the sun.

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammate Jayson Nix #17 after scoring on a single by Zoilo Almonte #45 in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Rays 7-5.

Other members of the American League include Cano (the captain), Prince Fielder (who won the Derby last year) and Yoenis Cespedes (note: he was added on the 9th).

The National League will feature David Wright (captain), Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer and Bryce Harper.

I’m also excited to see what Harper will do in this even and also Fielder.

A Genral View of Citi Field before the game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins on April 7, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

I’ll be heading up next week for the Sunday and Monday events, plus the FanFest. I’ll more than likely skip the game, but it looks like you can find a deal on tickets via Stubhub; however, you can check out other New York events on sites like ACheapSeat.com, so you can look up Madison Square Garden tickets and events in New York City.

That site has everything from basketball (college and pro), baseball, football, other athletic events to big name concerts like Elton John and Taylor Swift.

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