Tag Archives: All-Star Game

Mrs. Met is back!

Today’s Culinary All-Stars event at Citi Field was meant as an unveiling of the food offerings for next month’s MLB All-Star Game at the ballpark, but it was the unannounced appearance of walking, gesturing Mrs. Met that drew as much attention as the myriad food samples on display at the Caesar’s Club. I tagged along

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My All-Star ballot

I like to look at the All-Star Game as a yearly event, an annual summertime look at the best players in the game that year. I’m not into career achievements or voting for a guy each year just because he’s a perennial starter at his position. Just because a guy like Alex Avila wasn’t a

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The All-Star Game has been leaning to the right

While enjoying the National League’s 3-1 victory over the American League last night, I found myself thinking back to some of the AL’s dramatic (and sometimes heartbreaking) victories over the past few years and one thing kept coming up: In my memory, all the hits went to right field. So I went back to the

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So far, worth the Price

Back before the draft, a story in Sports Illustrated described agent Scott Boras telling the Nationals that two “50-year players” — the kind of talents that only come around twice a century — would be available to them in 2009 and ’10 in the form of Stephen Strasburg, a 50-year pitcher, and Bryce Harper, a

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I want the real All-Star Game back

There’s been a lot of discussion over the past 29 hours since we learned we live in a world in which Omar Infante is an All-Star. “This Time It Counts” has ruined the All-Star Game. Knowing he has to win the game for World Series home-field advantage for (he hopes) his team, Charlie Manuel chose

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