Last night Major League Baseball held its annual Home Run Derby. We’ve seen the home run derbies before. We watch them every year. They are always the same – each slugger tries to hit more home runs than the other sluggers in the contest. At the same time, they are always different and last night there were four stories that made this year’s home run derby different from all the rest. Pete Alonso, Shohei Ohtani, Trey Mancini, and Juan Soto made the contest different. It is always the individual story lines that make the mundane different.