The 2017 MLB All-Star Game is set to take place on Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami.
The event, which will feature the top players from both leagues, amounts to an exhibition of the top one-percent of talent around the world.
In years past, the winner of the All-Star game determined which league received home field advantage.
That isn’t in place anymore.
As such, the managers of each team will look to get all the players on their roster involved. Participation and getting everybody back to their employer injury free are the ultimate goal during the mid-summer classic.
The All-Star Game adopts the American League DH rule regardless of the affiliation of the home ballpark. As such, the host Miami Marlins are the only team with multiple players starting in the game while their team holds a sub-.500 record.
Max Scherzer will start on the mound for the National League and is appearing in his fifth consecutive ASG, his third in the National League. Not to be outdone, Chris Sale gets the start for the American League while making his sixth consecutive ASG appearance. He is in his first season with the Boston Red Sox.
The game usually amounts to a nine-inning equivalent of the NBA All-Star game. Nobody plays defense and every attempts to keep from getting hurt. Should be a good time.
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