All Star Break Post

Home Run Derby rules

All Star Game players

Venezuelan ballplayers move to Miami for safety.

USA Today picks its best All Star Game performers at each position. Garvey and Drysdale make the cut.

Miami is home to passionate players as well as fans.

  • foul tip

    Dodger All Stars on a plane are definitely a better idea than any kind of Snakes on a plane. 😉

    • RBI

      Clever man.

      • foul tip

        Thanks.

  • WBBsAs

    I’ve always despised cheap symbolism, but raising the colors for a home-run hitting contest might be the ultimate in tackiness.

    It is viewable, by the way, on MLBTV.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Thanks for the hint yesterday.

  • Bellinger got through the first round beating Blackmon by one HR.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Nice pic, Link — thanks.
    Sure hoping to see a pic of a planeload of Dodgers celebrating in late October!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Go, Cody!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Cody gave it a good shot(s), but — as he admitted later — he was exhausted by the end.
    This was my first time hearing him interviewed — he really has it all together and is worth rooting for . . . even if I wasn’t a Dodger fan! (Perish THAT thought!)

    • WBBsAs

      He displayed an admirable sense of humor.

  • RBI

    Cody did great.

  • SI looks at Alex Wood’s success this season.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kx3-enley!
    He had an interesting inning, but got ’em all.

  • WBBsAs

    Thanks to the Fox blackout, I haven’t seen a single pitch. Not really paying much attention anyway, as we just rescued a stunned hummingbird in our backyard and had to take it out to a wild animal hospital in Walnut Creek.

  • A description of an interesting and well-played game from SI’s Verducci.

    From the game recap:

    A left fielder playing in right for the first time in four years, Upton extended his arm on a full run to catch Corey Seager’s liner leading off the 10th. Miller walked Joey Votto with two outs, then struck out rookie sensation Cody Bellinger on a slider.

    Coulda been heroes!

  • foul tip

    Mike P compares Dodgers and Astros with an eye toward possible October faceoff:

    http://m.dodgers.mlb.com/news/article/241739968/dodgers-and-astros-are-best-teams-of-2017/

  • WBBsAs
    • Three Dodgers: Andy LaRoche, Zach Lee and Joel Guzman.

      • HLKLA

        Blake DeWitt should be in there somewhere, but maybe he was never a prospect.

  • Cubs acquire Quintana from White Sox.

  • RBI

    Dodger withdrawal! Quick, be Friday!

  • Kiké spent his All Star Break getting engaged. There are ten pictures there.

  • The Padres reportedly wanted AAA prospect Alex Verdugo for Brad Hand.

  • WBBsAs
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