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2013 MLB All-Star Game

July 15th, 2013

This year there will be more than thirty new All-Stars out on the field out of 68 total players at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, and that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes down to the most time honored classic game of the year. While it’s not the World Series, there is something to be said about getting the chance to watch all of the stars of a sport come together to play one jovial game. For athletes and their fans, it is like the equivalent of watching one’s favorite superheroes bond together to save the earth. For Current MLB AllStar Game Odds checkout BangTheBook MLB Picks.

What makes the MLB All-Star Game unique is the fact that everyone has a say in who gets to be treated to the elite status of MVP. Fans are allowed to choose starters for both leagues via online voting and then players and managers choose the reserves. Therefore, when the game kicks off everyone has received the chance to see their superheroes in action. Of course, it also means that the accolade means a bit more to the players who know that they have the respect of fans and fellow athletes which is likely pretty irreplaceable. Even for athletes that have been to the game before.

Playing as the American League anchor for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game will be Miguel Cabrera for the Detroit Tigers. This is his eighth time at the All-Star Game and as the MVP of last year’s game has certainly earned his position. He will be joined in the starting line-up by David Ortiz, Joe Mauer, Robinson Cano, JJ Hardy, Chris Davis, Mike Trout, Jose Bautista, and Adam Jones.

Leading for the National League will be Yadier Molina from St. Louis who received a whopping seven million fan votes. This will be his fifth appearance at the All-Star Game. He will be joined in the starting line-up by Joey Votto, Troy Tulowitzki, Brandon Phillips, David Wright, Bryce Harper, Carlos Beltran, and Carlos Gonzalez.

One interesting albeit choice for the MLB game without question is Bartolo Colon who was suspended previously for testing positive for steroid use. Colon admitted to using testosterone and now is clean, but the choice to allow him to play in one of the most influential and beloved games of the season certainly is confusing. After all, the MLB sends one message but detracts from it at the same time with his inclusion. Still, controversy aside, the game ought to be pretty stunning and is an excellent example of all of the talent that was showcased throughout 2013. So much in fact, that it is hard to predict if the NL or AL will come out the winners.

This guest post was provided by Cole Ryan of BangTheBook.com

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