Darren Rovell of CNBC reports that the Yankees are considering pulling the plug on an All-Star promotion this summer between Major League Baseball and State Farm that would allow one lucky fan to call the first home run shot of an All-Star hitter in the Home Run Derby for cash and prizes.
Apparently, there’s a key element to the promotion that has their knickers in a full twist with a half-pike. You see, the batter would be David Ortiz. Of the Boston Red Sox. At Yankee Stadium. In its last season. Doing Babe Ruth’s apocryphal bit. Oops.