Calling all hardcore seamheads and casual baseball fans alike. Get ready, the 2015 MLB All-Star Game is shaping up to be a great one and you can bet we’ll be tuning in.
We held onto our hats as a near controversy erupted—nine Royals were leading in voting until recent weeks, with only six selected in the end (luckily, still enough to lead the AL). The Cardinals (as usual) lead the NL with five players selected.
From the experienced side, the game features some of the sport’s biggest names: Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Felix Hernandez, Adrian Gonzalez and David Price (to list a few).
On the subject of snubs, one might argue a notable diss surrounds Alex Rodriguez (yes, a big name player…but, dude’s got issues). Many believe he was deserving of a spot on the team, and we can only speculate why that didn’t happen.
The real story, though, is that this year marks the passing of the torch to the young guns. Thirty-five players (aged 27 or younger) were named to the ASG roster. Two to watch: Bryce Harper and Mike Trout.
Though injured and a non-starter, no player has attracted mainstream attention like Giancarlo Stanton, known for hitting balls out of this universe.
Overall, 28 players are making their debut All-Star appearance, offering up a great opportunity for us to get to know the future of baseball. No matter what team you call your own—trust us, you won’t wanna miss it.