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All-Star Game Eavesdrops from Miami

Commissioner Rob Manfred said that’s where the Yankees’ rookie could be heading. There’s a certain Angels outfielder who’s on the disabled list who ought not be forgotten. Trout is 25, a six-time All-Star. A touching pregame ceremony featured Latin-born legends, including Giants greats Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda. All threw first pitches to Latin-born All-Stars, and Alonso caught the pitch thrown by Tony Perez, a fellow native of Cuba. Alex Rodriguez walked around the infield interviewing NL players between the first and second innings, and which misguided Fox executive thought that was a good idea? The Freeze, the speedster who gives challengers a huge lead and beats them in between-innings races as part of a Braves promotion, came all the way to the All-Star Game to beat someone ... and lost. Here’s Posey on the 6-foot-7, 282-pounder: I’ve taken batting practice enough times here to know that a righty’s not supposed to hit balls in the second deck to right-center.

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