Category: ‘MLB All-Star Game’

Rizzo, Bryant Savor First Derby Appearance
July 14th, 2015 at 6:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo participated in their first MLB Home Run Derby last night and matched up against some pretty stiff competition early. Bryant and Rizzo entered the new derby format as the eighth and sixth seeds and, unfortunately, were knocked out by their counterparts, Albert Pujols and...

Breaking News: Cubs’ All-Stars to Participate in Home Run Derby
July 8th, 2015 at 6:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: It was announced earlier today that both Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant will be participating in this year's home run derby. The contest will also feature Josh Donaldson (Toronto Blue Jays), Prince Fielder (Texas Rangers), Todd Frazier (Cincinnati Reds), Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles, Joc Pederson (Los Angeles Dodgers)...

Rizzo, Bryant Headed to Cinci for 2015 ASG
July 6th, 2015 at 7:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** The starters for this year's all-star game were announced yesterday with Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Todd Frazier (Cincinnati Reds) starting at the corners for the National League but it was just announced tonight that Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant will be backing them up. The selections will be...

Bold Predictions: Miguel Montero Makes the All-Star Team
February 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Miguel Montero made the National League all-star team in 2014 but his season stats were skewed by a dreadful second half performance. Playing in Chicago should help Montero maintain a high level of performance because of the roster's projected depth and because of the presence of David Ross, who...

All-Star Weekend Fact of the Day
July 17th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** There has been no baseball yesterday or today, marking the actual “break” part of the all-star break.  This short break is special for a number of reason; it is a chance for all major leaguers to kick back and enjoy a couple days off to recharge and prepare for the...

All-Star Game Recap; Castro, Rizzo & Samardzija
July 16th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** The American League all-stars defeated the National League all-stars 5-3 in last night’s All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN and both of the Chicago Cubs’ all-stars made appearances in the game.  Both Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo entered the game as pinch hitters in the 8th inning but...

The Mid-Summer Classic; Chicago Cubs All-Star Game Greats
July 16th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** In honor of yesterday’s All-Star Game, lets take a look at the Chicago Cubs’ ASG history.  Similar to the Home Run Derby, which we discussed yesterday, the Cubs have made an impression on the All-Star Game as well, sending 87 different players to the mid-summer classic since 1933.  Here is...

Chicago Cubs Home Run Derby History
July 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Although there were no Chicago Cubs players in the Home Run Derby last night, the Cubs have played a significant role in the history of the derby.  Since the first Home Run Derby back in 1985 the Cubs have had a participant nine different times and have brought home the...

Chicago Cubs’ First Half Report Card
July 15th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
The first half of the major league baseball season is over and it’s time to hand out mid-season grades.  The Chicago Cubs finished the first half with a 10-7 loss to the Atlanta Braves yesterday, putting them at 2-7 in their last nine and 40-54 overall.  To the surprise of...

Javier Baez Homers in the Futures Game
July 14th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** All-star weekend is underway and was highlighted yesterday by the Futures Game.  As mentioned in a previous article, the Chicago Cubs top two prospects, SS Javier Baez and 3B Kris Bryant were selected to participate in the event.  Bryant started for the USA team at third and went 0-4 but...

Chicago Cubs’ First Baseman Anthony Rizzo is an All-Star
July 10th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Breaking News: just announced that Anthony Rizzo has won the Final Vote and will be a member of the National League all-star team next week in Minneapolis, MN.   For more information see the article. Also, LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter for daily updates!!

Anthony Rizzo is the Real Deal
July 10th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Gamer – 1. A hardnosed ballplayer who turns it up a notch come game time. 2. Someone who steps it up in the clutch.  Can go to another level on command   (see Anthony Rizzo)   In the dictionary you will find Anthony Rizzo’s name next to the definition of gamer.  Since being named...

Should Anthony Rizzo Be an All-Star?
July 7th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Over the weekend it was announced that Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will be a reserve for the National League in the 2014 all-star game.  This year marks Castro’s third all-star selection.  All the attention now shifts to Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo.  Rizzo has made the ballot for the...

Javier Baez & Kris Bryant Selected to Play in Futures Game
June 25th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It was reported yesterday by Sahadev Sharma of ESPN Chicago that Chicago Cubs top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant have been selected to play in the Futures Game on Sunday July 13th, part of  the MLB all-star weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   Baez and Bryant are both with the Cubs AAA...

Chicago Cubs Potential All-Stars in 2014
June 20th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The 2014 all-star game will be at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN this year on July 15th but fan voting ends on July 3rd at 11:59 PM EST.  The Chicago Cubs haven’t had too many bright spots this year but lets make the case for the select few who might...

Chicago Cubs First Baseman Bryan LaHair Selected for All-Star Game Following a Lifetime in the Minor Leagues
July 10th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
    Amongst all the Canos, Hamiltons, and Beltrans of the world playing in the 2012 All-Star Game today in Kansas City, one name will stick out: Bryan LaHair. He may not be a household name amongst all baseball fans, but his story is something out of a fairy tale. It...