Move over, Yanny vs. Laurel: Home Run Derby truthers are here to divide the world over Harper's win

Torrey Hart
Yahoo Sports Contributor
Ron Haper rapid-fired pitches to his son, Bryce, in his Home Run Derby win, and people are livid. (AP Photo)

There’s no question that hometown star Bryce Harper won the 2018 Home Run Derby in epic fashion Monday night – he capped off his run with an electric nine home runs in 47 seconds.

What is in question, however, is if he did so legally.

Official Home Run Derby rules state that the at-bat player’s previous hit must land before his pitcher can throw the next ball. But if you’re Bryce Harper and hitting 450-foot bombs with serious hang time, you don’t have the seconds to spare. So in the final round versus the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber Monday, Harper’s pitcher (his dad), picked up his rate and started throwing pitches before the previous homer hit the ground.

This, of course, is polarizing the Twitterverse between people who don’t care about the rules and just appreciated the performance, and other rule-sticklers who want justice for Schwarber.

Some derby “truthers” even suggest the show was rigged for the hometown hero.

One fan even created a petition called “Kyle Schwarber is the real HR Derby Champ.”

On the other side of the spectrum, we’ve got fans who are just here for the excitement, rules be damned.

So, what do you think? Should MLB be exposed for potentially rigging the Derby, or should we all just sit back and bask in the glory that was this year’s ending?

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