The final vote for the AL team also had its share of controversy, with Tigers manager Jim Leyland nominating five middle relievers for the spot.
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
The final spot in the home run derby has been accepted by Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, according to a Tweet by ESPN’s SportsCenter.
Justin Verlander has accomplished much in his time with the Tigers
The last All-Star game in Houston was a glimpse of what Miami Heat games would become.
LeBron James scored 29 points and was the MVP.
In honor of the All Star Game this week, I’m going to limit my weekly winners to a team or someone within Major League Baseball.
Is it more embarrassing to forget the lyrics to the national anthem while you are performing the song, or to get through the whole thing only by checking the crib sheet on your wrist?
Verlander allowed five-runs on four hits during one inning of pitching, Fielder who played at first base went 0-2 at bat and Cabrera was hitless in his only appearance at bat.
Who would you rather have on your team: Curtis Granderson or Austin Jackson? I have always been a huge Granderson fan, and was dumbfounded and outraged when the Tigers traded him to the Yankees for Jackson, as part of a three-team deal. Jackson seemed like a good young player, with a lot of potential. But Granderson was a superstar in making. This season, however, Jackson has moved even or ahead of Granderson in almost every offensive category.
In an All Star Game that included many Detroit Tigers, their bats were fairly quiet during the American League loss to the National League 5-1 on Tuesday night.