2012 All-Star Game Preview

The 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star game is on tonight, it is the 83rd time that the mid-summer classic will take place.  Coverage starts on Fox at 6:30 PM CST, with first pitch scheduled to be at 7:10 PM CST.  Two big reasons to watch are seeing 22-year-old Starlin Castro make his second (already) appearance in the game, and 29-year-old journeyman Bryan LaHair make his first appearance.  It’s a great story, don’t be surprised if FOX tells you all about it during the broadcast.  Below are the lineups, are you going to watch?


DH Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
CF Melky Cabrera, Giants
LF Ryan Braun, Brewers
1B Joey Votto, Reds
RF Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
C Buster Posey, Giants
3B Pablo Sandoval, Giants
2B Dan Uggla, Braves
SS Rafael Furcal, Cardinals

P Matt Cain, Giants




SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
2B Robinson Cano, Yankees
LF Josh Hamilton, Rangers
RF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
1B Prince Fielder, Tigers
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
DH David Ortiz, Red Sox
C Mike Napoli, Rangers
CF Curtis Granderson, Yankees

P Justin Verlander, Tigers

Thanks for reading,
– George


Castro and LaHair are All-Stars!

The rosters have been announced for the all-star game in Kansas City and both Castro and LaHair have made the squad as reserves.  Castro is going for his second time already in his very young career, and LaHair is making his first appearance.  Quite the accomplishment for both guys, but especially for LaHair who is in his first FULL season as a major league player, congrats guys, now I have a reason to watch.


Thanks for reading,
– George

Go Vote for Your Favorite Cubs!

The 2012 all-star game is right around the corner, well a month and a half away, you should go vote for the Cubs you feel deserve to be there.  Spare me the joke, I know this season is not progressing the way we hoped but a few guys have played well enough to be there.  Bryan LaHair and Starlin Castro come to mind, so get over to the website (link below) and vote for your favorite Cubs!

Click the picture below to VOTE!

– George