All-Star week is almost here! It marks the halfway point of the baseball season. I'm not sure how many feel the same wayI do, butI look forward to the Futures Game. Hey, why not? To get a glimpse of the future and seeing these kids play as they maybe the one's who will carry baseball down a new road in a new era. And, yes,I get just as excited about the Home Run Derby as anyone else. It's become quite the spectacle of All-Star weekend year after year. We've seen many great moments take place during the All-Star game.Remember Cal Ripken in 2001? How about Tony Gwynn's final All-Star game in 1999 when he helped the great Ted Williams throw out the first pitch? If you're a true baseball like myself, those were moments to embrace as two iconic figures were on hand for their final send off....

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