Tonight is one of my absolute favorite sporting events of the year … the MLB All-Star Game, which will be air at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight on FOX.
There are three Chicago White Sox players at the event, representing the American League in pitcher Chris Sale, first baseman Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez, all three of whom are very deserving of the honors.
Thinking about the All-Star Game, one of my all-time favorites All-Star Games (or moment) came in 1999 when they had the pregame ceremony honoring Ted Williams at Fenway Park with all the players surrounding him.
In that same ASG, in the first two innings where Pedro Martinez had one of the most dominating pitching efforts in a ASG in the history of the game. That is something I always remember.
I can remember watching that game as just being in awe.
What is your favorite ASG moment? Let us know.
I believe tonight’s game will be a good contest, and let’s see if Sale can repeat as the winning pitcher of the game for the AL, as he was the winning pitcher last year after pitching one inning against the NL.
The All-Star Game is being held at Target Field, and remember home field for the World Series is on the line.
In other White Sox news:
• Here is what Southside Showdown wrote on Monday’s Home Run Derby.
• There was also a Celebrity All-Star Game held at Target Field.
• The official White Sox site writes about the home run resume of Jose Abreu.
• Here is another Abreu article, this one from the Chicago Times about him and his parents.
• ESPN Chicago writes Abreu doesn’t regret skipping the Derby.
Tweet of the Day
My brain hurts from doing Sabermetrics calculations determining whether or not Dayan Viciedo is the right choice at RF for the Whitesox.
— Joey (@JCTheSportsGuy) July 15, 2014