South Bend Cubs: All Star Vacation (in Peoria)

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As we discussed in an earlier blog post, five South Bend Cubs were selected for the Eastern Division team of the MWL All Star Game and I made my husband travel almost 8 hours total to attend the game with me. The Midwest League All Star Game took place at Continue reading South Bend Cubs: All Star Vacation (in Peoria)

South Bend Cubs: All Star edition

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Going into the All Star Break the South Bend Cubs would prefer a better win-loss record but they certainly can’t complain about their attendance record thus far for the 2015 season. As of Sunday June 21st, the last day of the first half, 160,550 fans had attended South Bend Cubs Continue reading South Bend Cubs: All Star edition

With New Bidding Process, When Will Wrigley Host an All Star Game?

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New Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced yesterday that starting in 2017 the All Star game will be awarded to “the highest bidder”. While Manfred did not go into detail about how the bidding would work, they would take a different course of action to choose who would host the mid Continue reading With New Bidding Process, When Will Wrigley Host an All Star Game?

Cardinals Directly Responsible For the National League’s Demise

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Minor news first, about Emilio Bonifacio:   Emilio Bonifacio’s rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Tennessee. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 16, 2014 Come back soon Emilio! In the meantime, I don’t know if you forgot, but the National League lost to the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game, 5-3. Continue reading Cardinals Directly Responsible For the National League’s Demise

Checking the Standings At the All-Star Break

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I think I’ll check the individual player statistics when they update later on, but for now, with the Yankees-Orioles game having been rained out on Sunday night (seriously, why have a night game the Sunday before the All-Star break?), every team has played at least 93 games of the 162-game Continue reading Checking the Standings At the All-Star Break

Time to Celebrate All Things Rizzo

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Today is a great day in Chicago, and for the fans of the Chicago Cubs. Especially for Anthony Rizzo who today was elected to the All Star game for the first time in his career after he won the Final Vote competition! According to reports, not only did Rizzo lead Continue reading Time to Celebrate All Things Rizzo

#VoteRizzo to help Starlin Castro have a buddy at the All-Star Game!

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As you know, the All-Star rosters have been released (pending injury and pitcher replacements), and we saw that Starlin Castro is the only Cubs player eligible to actually play in the game for the time being.  Jeff Samardzija also was picked as an All-Star, but because of the trade to Continue reading #VoteRizzo to help Starlin Castro have a buddy at the All-Star Game!

All-Star Selection Sunday Results

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You can follow along the names as they are revealed here.  For the American League: Your browser does not support iframes. The fan-selected American League starting lineup is: C Matt Wieters (injured, so he’ll be replaced by Salvador Perez) 1B Miguel Cabrera 2B Robinson Cano 3B Josh Donaldson SS Derek Continue reading All-Star Selection Sunday Results

Complements to the Home Run Derby…maybe

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This is the NBA All-Star Weekend, and tomorrow happens to be the All-Star Game and the birthday of one of basketball’s true legends.  Tonight, however, we are being treated to some skills competitions, including the Three-Point Shootout and the Dunk Contest.  The NHL has skills contests too, with the Hardest Continue reading Complements to the Home Run Derby…maybe

Castro and LaHair Make the All Star Game, but the Game Has Become a Joke

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Today, Major League Baseball announced their 2012 rosters for their annual All Star game, and surprisingly enough the Chicago Cubs get to see two of their very own make the squad. Starlin Castro and Bryan LaHair get the call as reserves, neither one meriting enough fan votes to crack the Continue reading Castro and LaHair Make the All Star Game, but the Game Has Become a Joke