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The story of the Cove

SAN FRANCISCO -- As you're watching tonight's Home Run Derby, don't think that McCovey Cove is some huge body of water behind the right-field bleachers. It's really a shockingly small little inlet when you see it in person, separated by only a walkway from the back of the bleachers. There are dozens of colored rafts out there getting into position.

Since AT&T Park opened in 2000, there have been 57 home runs hit into the Cove -- none by a right-handed batter. Giants hitters have been responsible for 43 of the shots, with 34 by Barry Bonds.

To get you focused on the Cove and its impact on tonight's derby, check out this three-minute video from

---Mike Harrington

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