Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

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Probably the best event of the sports dead period happened last night.

The MLB All-Star Game was held in Cleveland with the American League getting a 4-3 win. Like all other All-Star games, this one is meaningless. Indians pitcher Shane Bieber, who was a late add to the game, was named MVP. He struck out the side in the fifth on 19 pitches. Most of you probably don’t know who he is. But yeah, good for him.

I watched most of it because there was nothing else going on besides Summer League. The players being mic’d up was cool and it works in baseball because you can have actual conversations with guys with a crap ton of dead time. One of the pro lacrosse leagues does it but the same “what happened on that play” question always gets asked. And, it’s pro lacrosse which I doubt anyone reading this site cares about. I don’t either.

J.T. Realmuto was the lone Phillie in the game. He didn’t have his batting helmet and had to wear a couple different ones:

Probably the best moment of the night was the Stand Up To Cancer segment midway through the game, which also saw an appearance from Carlos Carrasco, the Indians pitcher recently diagnosed with leukemia:

Good moment there and overall a good night to celebrate baseball.

The Roundup:

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Since there is literally nothing Philly sports wise going on, we’re gonna combine all the Philly teams into one section.

For the Phillies, will Jake Arrieta get fined by Major League Baseball for his comments toward Todd Frazier?

How do people feel about a potential reunion with Kyle Korver on the Sixers? And speaking of the Sixers, they take on the Pistons in Summer League action today at 3 PM on NBA TV.

With training camp around the corner, cornerback Avonte Maddox looks to build on his unlikely rookie season.

In other sports news (if there really is any), the U.S. Women’s World Cup championship ticker tape parade is happening this morning.

The Warriors waived Shaun Livingston.

Marcus Morris might leave the Spurs in favor of the Knicks, pulling a Nemanja Bjelica.

Browns running back Duke Johnson, looking for a trade, parted with his agent.

Is the Kent State gun girl a Mets fan?

Stephen A. Smith with the correct take on the NBA “owner” title situation.

Who needs the Home Run Derby when you have the Bunt King in the Korean Baseball League.

In the news, Hahnemann plans to transfer their residency and fellowship programs to Tower Health.

Ross Perot died at the age of 89.

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