June 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson (15) during batting practice prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

In Wake Of The Rivalry, Former Atlanta Braves Teammates Have Some Fun

The huge NCAA football game between #1 Alabama and #4 Auburn is today at 3:30 but last night two former teammates got together for some old fashion team hazing.

Alabama fan, Craig Kimbrel and Auburn alumni, Tim Hudson, joined other celebrities at the Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field on the Auburn campus for a home run derby competition.

This was the 10th annual Celebrity Home Run Derby to kick off Iron Bowl weekend.  This event raises money for the Hudson Family Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children in need of physical, emotional or financial assistance.

“A lot of the people here are very supportive of what we have going on,” Hudson said.  “We get a bunch of guys to come out every year and hit.  Former players and current players, we’re excited and hopefully we can put a good show on for these guys and raise some money for our foundation which is such a great cause.”

Split up into Team Kimbrel and Team Hudson for the home run derby competition, Hudson’s squad rode a seven home run performance from current Auburn hitting coach and former major leaguer Greg Norton to a 16-11 victory.

Capping off the night, the Alabama crimson tide fan Kimbrel was forced to don an Auburn sweatshirt as part of a bet made between him and Hudson.

Check out the video below, Kimbrel’s team didn’t win…




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  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    The young whipper-snapper Kimbrel might have a thing or two he could learn from Huddy about pitching, but when it comes to SEC football, Huddy is a mere amateur, being an Auburn fan. Roll Tide!! As much as I love and talk baseball, I bleed crimson when it comes to college football.

    • Jeff Schafer

      Should be a good game, both teams are strong

  • Matthew Jones

    Looks like that was fun and a half with the homer derby. Also shows why MLBers shouldn’t use metal bats, right?! (Although would it not be fun one year for the All Star Home Run Derby to have the final round be with metal bats?)