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  1. 2012 All-Star Game: First inning

    Rob Neyer

    Admit it: You didn't predict Melky Cabrera would be starting and batting second in the All-Star Game, did you? And he hits a soft one-out single to left field! That's the last time I make a crack about Melky. Joe Buck just recited a story about Al...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  2. Podcast: All-Star preview, Hall of Fame talk

    Rob Neyer

    Just like Monday night, some booing was also heard on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast as Mark Simon and I talked baseball! 1. Prince Fielder won the Home Run derby, but the story was a pair of players that did not homer. Did Robinson Cano deserve...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  3. Podcast: Futures Game recap, All-Star news

    Rob Neyer

    Happy Monday! Keith Law and I gathered in downtown Kansas City on Monday morning to tape the latest Baseball Today podcast, talking all things All-Star! 1. Offense was the story in Sunday's Futures Game, as the World team struggled to pitch, and q...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  4. Stat Shots: All-Star starters factoids

    Rob Neyer


    Blog | July 12, 2011
  5. Chris Carpenter's roller-coaster career

    Rob Neyer

    From Fungoes: After enjoying some All-Star Game inaction, Chris Carpenter pitched like one of the league's best on Thursday. The Jekyll-and-Hyde routine continued, as "good Carp" - that is, circa 2005-06 - emerged as the big Cardinal righty struck o...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  6. All-Star ratings down, so what?

    Rob Neyer

    A bit of a surprise: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game has earned its lowest-ever television rating. The National League's 3-1 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 7.5 fast national rating and 13 share. That's down 16 percent from the 8....

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  7. Rob Neyer: All-time bests from the All-Star Game

    Rob Neyer

    From Willie Mays to Cal Ripken Jr. to Reggie Jackson, check out the all-time bests in several different categories related to the All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  8. Cano's in, then out of H.R. Derby

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Calcaterra, Instant Classic edition: Yesterday afternoon: Robbie Cano agreed to participate in the Home Run Derby at next week's All-Star Game. Yesterday evening: several thousand Yankees fans and no small number of Yankees writers freak o...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  9. National League won't miss Mo

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Girardi just lost his security blanket (for one night, anyway): Due to inflammation in his right knee and a sore oblique, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to skip this year's All-Star Game. Rivera said he thought he could continue...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  10. Let's get the kid in the picture!

    Rob Neyer

    From the Department of You Never Know, here's Rob Dibble yesterday: It all depends on which camp you fall in with. The All-Star Game, even with 34-man rosters, the new DH rule, and the re-entry rule, even with all the crazy changes, is still a game ...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  11. Will MLB survive three days in K.C.?

    Rob Neyer

    Could this be any more obnoxious to any non-Chicagoans who live in the Central Time Zone? It was made official on Wednesday that the 2012 MLB All-Star game will be played in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium, home of everyone's favorite lovable loser...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  12. All-Star Game gets bigger (i.e. bloated)

    Rob Neyer

    Every summer I read a list of things Baseball should do to "fix" the All-Star Game (which wasn't really broken, but forget about that for a minute). What should never be on that list is "Expand the rosters." So of course that's exactly what they'r...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  13. The 2015 All-Star Game in ... Cooperstown?

    Rob Neyer

    The NHL and now the NBA have played before gigantic, football-sized crowds, leading Big League Stew's 'Duk to wonder about baseball. Bigger? Well, MLB's already played a game in the Coliseum, and anyway baseball teams already play to fairly large cro...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  14. K.C. will host 2012 All-Star Game

    Rob Neyer

    Well, finally it's (almost) official: The Kansas City Royals and Kauffman Stadium will reportedly play host to the 2012 All-Star Game. Comcast SportsNet New England reported the news on its site Tuesday, stating that an official announcement ...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  15. Angel All-Stars on not getting in

    Rob Neyer

    Bill Shaikin on a couple of All-Stars who didn't get to play: On Monday, Brian Fuentes said he was told he would pitch the sixth inning of the All-Star game. On Tuesday, he was told he would not, which Fuentes blamed on the commissioner's of...

    Blog | July 17, 2009
  16. Scouting (or not) the Triple-A All-Stars

    Rob Neyer

    The Triple-A All-Star Game is what it is, with a few outstanding prospects sprinkled among the middle-aged veterans and the guys who are there because every team is guaranteed one representative. (Sound familiar?) The best prospects in the game inclu...

    Blog | July 16, 2009