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MLB All Star Game

The big bats and fireballs of Major League Baseball are set to shine on July 14 in the MLB All Star Game.


For the boys of summer, the All Star Game officially marks the halfway point of [kwlink6582]Major League Baseball’s[/kwlink] regular season. “The Midsummer Classic,” as it is well known, is also the official mark of who the best players in baseball are right now. The starting all star rosters for the National and American Leagues are:


National League:


  • C Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
  • 1B Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees
  • 2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
  • SS Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
  • 3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays
  • OF Jason Bay, Boston Red Sox
  • OF Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
  • OF Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
  • Coach: Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays

    American League:


  • C Yadier Molina, St Louis Cardinals
  • 1B Albert Pujols, St Louis Cardinals
  • 2B Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
  • SS Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins
  • 3B David Wright, New York Mets
  • OF Carlos Beltran, New York Mets
  • OF Ryan Braun, Milwaukee
  • OF Raul Ibanez, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Coach: Charlie Manuel, Philadelphia Phillies

    That is some serious baseball talent ready to light it up in the only professional sports all star game that actually means something. In Major League Baseball the league that wins the all star game gets home field advantage in the World Series.


    In 2003, it was decided that the all star game would determine the home in team in the World Series after MLB Commissioner Bid Seilig called an early end to the 2002 contest with the game tied 3-3 in the 11th inning.


    In addition to the actual game, contests such as the Home Run Derby are held before the All Star Game. Last year Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau won the Home Run Derby. Although he made the all star team again this year, he won’t compete in the contest and attempt to become the first player to repeat as champion since Ken Griffey, Jr. did it in 1998 and 1999.


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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
    reply about 6 hours
    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
    reply about 6 hours
    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
    reply about 8 hours
    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
    reply about 8 hours
    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
    reply about 8 hours