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

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.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 16: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies, Kyle Schwarber #12 and Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs, Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves, Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals, Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros and Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers look on prior to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and National League looks on during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs and National League competes in the first round during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers and National League competes in the first round during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies and the National League competes during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and National League warms up during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and National League competes in the first round during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs and National League celebrates with his pitcher Mike Sinicola during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs and National League celebrates in the semifinals during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves and the National League competes in the first round during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds and the National League reacts with teammates during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros and American League competes during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros and the American League reacts during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: George Springer #4 and Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros and the American League react during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 16: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts to the High School Home Run Derby during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and National League competes during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and National League celebrates in the finals after tying Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs and National League during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and National League celebrates with his manager Dave Martinez after winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Harper defeated Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs and National League 19-18. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 16: Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (34) is lifted by Washington Nationals manager David Martinez after the Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Monday, July 16, 2018. Bryce Harper defeated Chicago Cubs Kyle Schwarber to win the 2018 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 16: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Bryce Harper
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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 Change.org 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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