MLB All-Star Week
We have reached the unofficial halfway point of the summer as baseballâ€™s best players descend to Kansas City for the 83rd Annual MLB All-Star Game. The first half of the season has seen some surprises and disappointments but the All-Star Game signals a fresh start for some teamâ€™s who are gearing up for a second half run.
The All-Star week kicks off with the All-Star Futures Game, an exhibition game that features MLBâ€™s most talented prospects. Such keynote players have participated like Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria. Who knows, we might see a future MVP play in this yearâ€™s game.
The next event on the All-Star docket is the Home Run Derby. Featuring some of Major League Baseballâ€™s best hitters, the Home Run Derby is bound to be a slugfest. This year, the American League and the National League have some pretty stacked rosters. Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder and New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano are former champions, but the NL has some experienced hitters in Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran. Whoever wins, you can bet that you will see plenty of baseballs leave Kauffman Stadium.
And the week caps off with the Annual All-Star Game. The American League is on a losing streak for the first time in 15 years. Can the AL snap their winless streak or will the NL dominate once again? Stock up on all your All-Star Game gear available at our MLB Fan Shop. You can choose apparel and merchandise from your favorite team or browse through our selection of official MLB All-Star Game. Don yourself in an American League batting practice jersey or cheer on your favorite player in a National League t-shirt. At FansEdge.com, we have everything you need to celebrate the Mid-Summer Classic.