For the 86th year of the Midsummer Classic, baseball turns its sights to Petco Park in San Diego, California. This will be the first time the MLB All-Star game will be played at the San Diego Padres new ballpark. It was first opened back in 2004. Now every year there is always a lot of discussion and some of it a little dated about how the teams are put together. No system will ever be perfect. Fans don’t always get it right and managers won’t either. The fact that the players are able to vote for participants was a great choice and they know who is deserving. Regardless of who should or shouldn’t be in the game lets just accept that the best players will always be involved one way or another. Here are my all-stars keeping with the rules that every team be represented and a total of 34 players for each league.
It’s been 52 years since the city of Cleveland won a major sports championship. We all expected the Indians or the Browns to do it, although the Browns aren’t expected to do much in the near future. But since LeBron James was drafted in 2003 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, suddenly the Cavs were expected to accomplish the task.
4,256 is the total number of career hits that Pete Rose had for his career. It is a number that will most likely never be approached. That is until Ichiro Suzuki did in 2016.
We’ve seen this before. Back in 2009 the Pittsburgh Penguins were sluggish during the season. They made a coaching change and then low and behold the ended up hoisting the Stanley Cup in June.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 1. Golden State Warriors