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All-Star voting ends Thursday, and it’s likely to end without Yasiel Puig being named a starter – unless a flood of write-in votes changes things.
But that doesn’t mean that the Cuban-born Dodgers phenom won’t play in the midsummer classic.
First the facts: Puig strolled on to the MLB stage on June 3, like a lightning bolt sent to save the Dodgers’ season and Don Mattingly’s job as manager....Read more »
When I agreed to go to Wednesday’s All-Star Game menu sampling at Citi Field, I figured it’d be a small, quick affair. They’d unveil one or two big dishes, we’d try them, the chef would answer questions at the end. Event over.
I couldn’t be more wrong. There was so much food, ranging from traditional to the exotic, that it was impossible to try it all. And if the event was any indication,...Read more »
There are, by a rough estimate, approximately 1,200 baseball players in the major leagues. 68 will have the chance to play in the 2013 All-Star Game July 16 at Citi Field.
This means one thing: there will be snubs. There are a few players across Major League Baseball that have put up solid numbers this season yet still find themselves on the bubble for an All-Star Game berth.
We at Newsday...Read more »
Each week leading up to the All-Star Game at Citi Field we’ll compile our list of who SHOULD start the game based on current performance (click the player's name to see their full stats). Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think:
1B – Chris Davis, Orioles
Davis is no one-week wonder. After a torrid start to the season, he’s kept up the hot hitting,...Read more »
The hunt for a spot at the All-Star Game isn’t limited just to baseball players.
Starting Saturday, MLB, in partnership with the Mets, will be conducting a city-wide scavenger hunt – the ultimate prize being tickets to All-Star Week events. The All-Star Game is being held at Citi Field this season.
The clues will be announced, one-by-one, though the All-Star Game twitter account, @AllStarGame....Read more »