Category: All-Star Game

Bryce Harper: The Expectation for the Nationals This Season is Getting to the World Series

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Bryce Harper lived up to all the hype in his rookie campaign. Harper was named National League Rookie of the Year and helped lead the Nationals to a NL East division title. The 20-year-old outfielder has been working hard this offseason to avoid a potential sophomore slump and expects the Nationals ...

Hank Aaron On Players Skipping All Star Game: “I feel like these players should deem it’s a privilege.”

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

It's always refreshing to hear the superstars of yesteryear wax poetic about their time in the spotlight. OK, maybe not all the time; certain old-timers in particular can be annoying in their rants. But when Hank Aaron has something to say, it's always welcomed. Once again, the man comes through ...

The NHL Changed Its All-Star Game Format for the Better

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The NHL All-Star game came and went without a blip on your radar screen this past weekend, but if you are a hockey fan, like myself, you paid attention.  The NHL tried something different this year and got away from the traditional East vs. West game, and went with something ...

Votto Basking in Publicity of All-Star Snub

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

If there are three things we can count on, they are death, taxes and yearly All-Star snubs. Every year there are a handful and every time around, there is one King Snub who stands above all the rest. This year, Joey Votto wears that crown. Votto entered today ranking 15th in ...

Pettitte Ho-Hums His Way Back to All-Star Game

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Andy Pettitte has never been flashy. He's never had to be. With 239 victories, five World Series rings and a record 18 postseason wins, Pettitte can let his numbers simply speak for themselves. Now he's got another one to add to the list. After a nine-year hiatus, the New York Yankees ...

Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks Continue to Soar

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Like last year, the Atlanta Hawks have soared in the first half of the season.  At the All-Star break, they are currently the number three seed in the Eastern Conference and are one and a half games out of first place in the Southeast Division behind the Orlando Magic. In ...

Vinsanity Is At It Again!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

On a night where his teammates were having an off night shooting, Vince Carter was definitely on his game. Carter dropped 48 points on the Hornets Monday night and single handedly brought the Magic back from a seventeen-point second half deficit. His performance looked as if I were using cheat ...

Tim Wakefield: Trying Week For Me Emotionally

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Chalk one up for the old guys.  He's no Nolan Ryan, or Chris Chelios (the guy rides the bike in sauna okay, he deserves to be mentioned), but Wakefield's accomplishments should be trumpeted.  To pitch 17 years in a professional league and finally get to the all-star game is really ...