The 2008 Continental Baseball League Home Run Derby and All-Star Game took place over two days in McKinney, Texas.
The All-Star Game was held on July 13, 2008. The South defeated the North in a rain-shortened game (postponed in the fourth inning) by a final score of 4-0. Here is a link to an article recapping the game (go here).
Here is a PDF of a press release issued by the league to promote the 2008 All-Star Game:
The home run derby was held on July 12, 2008. Here is a video taken from the catcher’s perspective (Matt McDermott) during Joe Pagan’s plate appearance during the Derby. McKinney Blue Thunder manager, Curtis Wilkerson, was the pitcher.
Here is the post-derby ceremony with Dave Michaels on the microphone and commissioner Ron Baron presenting the award to 2008 CBL Home Run Derby winner Nick Shay (Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs):
Here is Nick’s round in the Home Run Derby:
Here is Glenn Wilson (McKinney Blue Thunder) during the 2008 Home Run Derby:
Here is Earl White (Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs) during the 2008 Home Run Derby:
Here is a clip from right before the National Anthem during the 2008 CBL All-Star Game:
Here is Gene Filyaw during the 2008 home run derby: