Myers, Pomeranz impress in All-Star Game

Myers, Pomeranz deliver for hometown crowd –
The Padres first baseman laced a rocket two-out double to right-center field in the top of the fifth inning, sending the fans into a frenzy. It marked the first extra-base hit by a Padre at an All-Star Game since Ken Caminiti did so in 1996.

VIDEO: Wil Myers And Drew Pomeranz On Their All Star Game Experience
Padres first baseman Wil Myers and pitcher Drew Pomeranz discuss their All Star game experience and fan support in San Diego.

Pair of Royals, strong bullpen pace AL to fourth straight All-Star Game win – Sports Illustrated
For the fourth year in a row, the American League will have home-field advantage in the World Series. The AL secured that with a 4–2 win over the National League in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego. It was also the second win in a row for AL manager Ned Yost, whose Royals were the headliners in this year’s Midsummer Classic, driving in all four of the AL’s runs with first baseman Eric Hosmer winning the MVP award.

MLB Names NL Batting Championship After Tony Gwynn
Dick Enberg came out and announced to the sold out crowd that the American League and National League Batting Championships, awarded to the hitters that finish the season with the highest batting average, would be named after former Twins and Angels infielder Rod Carew and former San Diego Padres right fielder Tony Gwynn.

The Tenors alter lyrics to the Canadian anthem to include ‘All Lives Matter’ at All-Star Game – For The Win
In a bold and potentially controversial decision that went largely unnoticed by the All-Star Game crowd, Canadian vocal quartet The Tenors altered the lyrics to “O Canada” to include the phrase “All Lives Matter.”

RUMOR: Rangers Eyeing Padres’ Pomeranz In Trade
There are rumors that the Texas Rangers have their eyes set on the San Diego Padres’ All-Star pitcher, the questions is whether or not A.J. Preller would be willing to move the 27-year old right now.

San Diego’s Petco Park is the best ballpark in baseball – For The Win
Add it all up, and Petco Park delivers the best all-around experience of any park I’ve attended. That means no disrespect to any other park — I know you’re defensive, baseball fans, and I’m sure whatever ballpark you call home is also very nice. I’m just telling you this one is nicer.

VIDEO: Cole Hamels On Why The All Star Game Tribute To Gwynn & Hoffman Gave Him Chills
Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels on why the All Star gave tribute to Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman gave him chills.

Voters to Face Two Competing Tax Hikes: Citizen’s Plan Qualifies for November Ballot – NBC San Diego
A proposed plan put forward by attorney Cory Briggs and former city councilwoman Donna Frye to build a new stadium in San Diego has qualified for the November ballot, the San Diego City Clerk announced Tuesday.

AUDIO: Matt Vasgersian On All Star Game, Home Run Derby & A Cameo Appearance By Wil Myers
MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian on calling the home run derby, the All Star game and why Wil Myers is a legitimate franchise player.

NBA approves changes to cut down on Hack-a-Shaq situations – USA Today
In an attempt to cut down on Hack-a-Shaq incidents, the NBA approved changes to deliberate away-from-the ball plays at Tuesday’s owners meetings in Las Vegas.


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