UrbanMatter’s 2021 MLB All-Star Game Preview

Every baseball fan’s favorite part of the year is here! It’s time for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game! This season, players will take the field for the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12 at Coors Field in Denver. Something they haven’t had the chance to participate in since 2019.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to a reduced schedule for last year’s MLB season, the All-Star Game celebration was put on hold. But now, thanks to more and more vaccinations and somewhat of a shift back to normal, it’s back on!

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What To Expect For The 2021 MLB All-Star Game

Baseball, baseball, and more baseball! That’s exactly what you can expect for this year’s All-Star festivities, among other things. But seriously, there will be so much baseball related activities going on over the course of the three-day long event.

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Kicking off the event will be the Futures Game on Sunday, July 11 at 2 p.m. CST. Top prospects all across Major League Baseball will play in a seven-inning long game to see who’s the best of the young guys. Next up on the schedule is a fan-favorite, the Home Run Derby, which will go down Monday night at 7 p.m. CST. Pete Alonso of the New York Mets is the reigning derby champion from 2019. However, he’s not even considered the top seed this year. Even if you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve still probably heard the name Shohei Ohtani once or twice. We won’t go into too much detail about the guy, but as a starting pitcher for the Angels, he leads the league with 32 dingers and is the number 1 seed in this year’s Home Run Derby.

And finally, the 2021 MLB All-Star Game will wrap up the show on Tuesday night. You can watch the star-studded game on FOX, while the Home Run Derby will broadcast on ESPN’s network. You won’t want to miss seeing all the players from both the Chicago White Sox and Cubs rosters play.

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Who Of Our Guys Made The Cut?

Were there some snubs for Chicago players? Maybe. But, it’s not like one team missed out on sending guys to the All-Star Game. We just wanted to see more! For the Chicago Cubs, you’ll see third-baseman Kris Bryant and pitcher Craig Kimbrel represent the northside for the National League team. Both earned reserve or reliever designation for their team. For the Chicago White Sox, we actually sent a pair of starting pitchers to the American League All-Star team in Lance Lynn and Carlos Rodón. Liam Hendricks made it too as a reliever. We sure can’t wait to see our guys try and tear up the mound against some of the league’s best.

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