Archive for the 'All-Star Game' Category

Chase Field doesn’t give them a big boost.

These players have had the best first half.

What we learn from the projections.

Instead of having the All-Star Game be the Mid-Season Classic, why not have it be the spectacular season opener?

The latest in the business of baseball.

Tim Salmon had a few really excellent seasons and many good ones with the Angels. How come he never made an All-Star team?

TUCK! toons every Monday and Thursday, right here.

A lineup of the best players who never really were.

Bringing every level of the minor leagues together to honor the season’s best.

The latest in the business of baseball.

All Star Game ratings continued their decline, and two franchises choose a new spring training home.

Was Tuesday’s All-Star Game a worthwhile event? And how was the coverage? Bruce Markusen offers an opinion or two in this week’s Cooperstown Confidential.

On July 14, 2009 the Major League All-Star game was held. To honor the event, even if he could take it or leave it, Richard looks back at some All-Star history of the past.

The latest in the business of baseball.

I didn’t really live blog and didn’t even really keep too accurate a running diary. I mostly drank wine (like, a lot of wine) and cracked wise, occasionally remembering to write down my observations. And here they are: If aliens came down from outer space and just looked at the starting lineups, they’d think it […]

Ten says he shorts it. Twenty! (Thanks to Pete Toms for the link)

Tim Lincecum: more prepared this year than last: With tonight’s temperatures expected to reach a humid 86 degrees, Tim Lincecum knows from experience how to get ready for his first All-Star Game appearance — drink lots of liquids. The San Francisco Giants’ ace, picked to start for the National League, missed last year’s event in […]

Somewhere along the line Heath Bell knew there’d be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to him: Bell was among the last All-Stars to arrive at their hotel, checking in at 10:17 a.m. Monday after he, Padres teammate Adrian Gonzalez, Gonzalez’s wife, Betsy, and batting practice pitcher Ray Krohn […]

I read this the first time and laughed. And then I looked up at the humorless picture at the top of the column and realized that this is no parody. Greg Doyel is Very. Very. Serious. The Home Run Derby is tonight, and it’s the perfect advertisement for baseball. Busch Stadium in St. Louis will […]

Downtown St. Louis goes banner-crazy in anticipation of the All-Star Game. Details, assuming you need them, can be found here.