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:
JT Realmuto told @JSalisburyNBCS they forgot to send Phillies batting helmet
First atbat he used Cardinals helmet with P decal. But in 8th when he was in on-deck circle, Paul DeJong was on base. So he wore Yasmani Grandal’s Brewers helmet
In 9th back to Cards helmet with P
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 10, 2019
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:
We all stand united against cancer.
Who do you stand up for? pic.twitter.com/XnnN8Gjz4R
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 10, 2019
Good moment there and overall a good night to celebrate baseball.
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