Home Run Derby: Nolan Arenado will be Trevor Story’s “water boy”
Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is participating in the 2021 T-Mobile Home Run Derby as part of All-Star Game festivities. Even though the Derby is taking place in his home park (Coors Field in Denver), it seems that Story may have another hometown advantage when the competition gets underway.
Here is how Nolan Arenado will be helping Trevor Story during the 2021 T-Mobile Home Run Derby
Former Rockies and current St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado said that he’ll do everything he can to help Story claim the title, including making sure he stays hydrated during the Home Run Derby.
“Obviously being in the locker room feels a little weird, but it feels normal having Story next to me. It feels right. He’s my boy. I’m gonna be his water boy and I’m gonna take care of him tonight,” Arenado told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM as part of an interview before the Home Run Derby on Monday night. You can hear the entire clip below.
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Story and Arenado played side-by-side on the Rockies infield from the time that Story made his historic home run-powered debut on April 4, 2016, in Phoenix, until Arenado was traded to the Cardinals in February. The duo have also shared plenty of moments together in Denver, including on the opposite side of the field earlier this month when Arenado returned to the Mile High City for the first time as a member of the Cardinals.
“I love this stadium. I really do. I love it a lot. There’s parts of it I miss a lot and it just feels great to be back,” Arenado told MLB Network.
We’ll see if the hydration helps Story, who enters the Home Run Derby as the seventh seed and will face Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers in the first round.