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82nd All Star Game Open Thread

First of many.
First of many.

Chase Field, Phoenix


UPDATE: NL wins, 5-1. Reds All Stars went 0-6 with 4 Ks. One of them did that Looney Tunes thing where you strike out on one pitch and corkscrew into the ground. But they made some fine defensive plays and didn't get injured as far as we know.

Scott Rolen, taking over for the injured Chipper Jones and batting 9th, has bizarrely become the Reds' lone All Star starter despite being less deserving to make the roster than seven or eight of his own teammates. This may well be Rolen's final All Star appearance, so let's hope it gives him a little more black ink to seal his Hall of Fame case.

I was hoping Ramon Hernandez would make the team, but I'm OK with him staying out of that crouch for at least four days. Cueto was also worthy, in my opinion, but I'm even more OK with having every Reds pitcher take a solid break.

Here are the lineups, as of yesterday:

Rickie Weeks, Brewers, 2B
Carlos Beltran, Mets, DH
Matt Kemp, Dodgers, CF
Prince Fielder, Brewers, 1B
Brian McCann, Braves, C
Lance Berkman, Cardinals, RF
Matt Holliday, Cardinals, LF
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, SS
Scott Rolen, Reds, 3B

Roy Halladay, Phillies, RHP


Curtis Granderson, Yankees, CF
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians, SS
Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox, 1B
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, RF
Josh Hamilton, Rangers, LF
Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 3B
David Ortiz, Red Sox, DH
Robinson Cano, Yankees, 2B
Alex Avila, Tigers, C

Jered Weaver, Angels, RHP