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David Ortiz hits 14th, passes Michael Young in All-Star voting

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

David OrtizIt looks like David Ortiz still has a few swings left in that bat of his. After a few years of slow starts, Big Papi got the bat going a bit sooner this time around. The 35-year-old DH cracked his 14th home run of the season on Tuesday night, lifting his Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees with a 6-4 win and bringing the two teams into a tie for first the American League East standings.

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A Meek MLB All-Star showing for Evan

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Evan MeekThe National League all-stars have finally broken the streak, and it didn’t even take all 34 roster players to do it. One of those left out of the game was Pirates reliever Evan Meek, who was not only the only Pittsburgh Pirate to be invited to California, but also the first non-closer Pirate to get the invite in over 70 years. Now Meek can say he is an all-star, but is still fully rested for Pittsburgh’s game against Houston on Friday.

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Jose Bautista snubbed from the MLB Home Run Derby

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Jose BautistaThe major league leader in home runs will be watching the Home Run Derby from the sidelines on Monday night. Jose Bautista, Toronto’s utility slugger, has 24 home runs at the break, won’t be swinging for the fences, but it’s not because of an injury or lack of willingness or anything of the like; he simply wasn’t asked to. MLB, in all their infinite wisdom, chose to overlook the unexpected slugger, and that fact has fans and players alike confused and upset.

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David Ortiz to make sixth MLB All-Star appearance

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David OrtizHas David Ortiz truly come back, or is he just going through a hot streak? His struggles have been well-documented since 2009 when his extended slump began, especially when he was dropped in the lineup for the first time in his career. In 2010, Ortiz has shown old signs of his form as he has blasted 19 home runs and has been selected as one of the American League All-Stars and will show up in Los Angeles for this week’s festivities.

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Where is Joey Votto?

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Joey VottoIf baseball chose a most valuable player for the first half of the season, Joey Votto would definitely be on the list of potential winners for the National League. Despite that, his name wasn’t found on the list of 2010 National League All-Stars. Instead, he’s on the short list for the final vote this week and fans can select him to the final spot on the NL roster, but he’s up against some strong competition.

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Stephen Strasburg to be an all star?

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Stephen StrasburgA quick look through the blogosphere shows that just about every fan of baseball wants to see Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg in this year’s All-Star Game. A quick flip through various baseball telecasts shows that just about every commentator doesn’t. They say that Strasburg hasn’t earned his spot, having been in the big leagues for under a month. The All-Star Game has meaning; it has history. Strasburg is just a pitcher who has done phenomenal things in a very short time.

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Rollins back from injury, may make All-Star lineup

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Jimmy RollinsAre the Philadelphia Phillies starting to come back around? With a 7-3 record in their last 10 games, the injury-plagued Phillies share the best record with the Mets for the last week and a half. The team also got a shot in the arm when former All-Star Jimmy Rollins rejoined the team on Tuesday in advance of their three-game sweep against the Cleveland Indians. Rollins is a welcome offensive and defensive improvement at shortstop that the Phillies have been lacking this season.

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MLB to soon dominate the airwaves

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Robinson CanoWith Tuesday’s penultimate Game 6 sending the NBA Finals to a climactic one game, winner-take-all finale, Major League Baseball came one step closer to owning fan dollars and television sets indefinitely for the foreseeable future. As the only major North American sports league to operate during the summer months, baseball takes center stage in a sports world that is ruthless when it comes to competing for attention. But due to baseball’s “every day” nature, every other league’s attempts to land lasting headlines often come up short.

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Voting for the All-Star Games

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, Editorial, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL,

LeBron JamesWe’re nearing that point of the year where people begin to think about the All-Star games and the Pro Bowl. Millions of fans worldwide are sending in their votes for who they would like to see in the spotlight. It is only because of the 2010 Winter Olympics that the NHL is not having an All-Star game this season, but their selection process is similar to the other major sports. The fan-selection process is highly contested by many who argue that the fans lack the proper dedication to vote for the “true” stars in sports. But which fans are right?

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Tuesday Ratings: All-Star Night for FOX

Yesterday’s contest between the National and American Leagues was an exciting one for the fans and for FOX. The network easily scored a grand slam over the other networks.

MLB All-Star Game8pm

  • Approximately 14.5 million baseball fans watched the first 9 innings of ‘s MLB All-Star Game (4.5/13 in 18-49).
  • (8.5 million, 3.1/10) had a 2.1 million dive.
  • (7.9 million, 2.0/7) gathered another 400,000.
  • * (7.8 million, 1.3/4) plummeted by 800,000.
  • * (1 million, 0.5/2) drew in 260,000 more.

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