After it was announced that the All-Star Game would be pulled from Atlanta, a lot of questions lingered as to where the new home would be.
There were lots of rumors about where the game might be played, but on Tuesday the announcement was made official: Coors Field in Denver would be the new home of the ASG.
And better yet for those who know Coors, it will also be the home of the Home Run Derby.
Let’s start off with some buzz about the game move, then move into the rest of the links!
- Howard Bryant explains that it wasn’t worth the hassle for MLB to host the ASG in Georgia.
- ESPN has some ideas of which players they’d most like to see in a Home Run Derby at Coors.
- Jon Tayler looks at the optics of doing the right thing.
- Moving the All-Star Game hasn’t been a popular move in some circles, but as Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal explain, it was probably still the least-risky option. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- The Boston Red Sox have unveiled new alternate uniforms that pay homage to the Boston Marathon, but left some scratching their heads over the yellow and blue look. Ben Pickman shares the details.
- We all had plenty of preview predictions for the season, and Michael Baumann wonders how many of those predictions are totally shot after the first games of the season.
- This might be a strong candidate for quote of the season.
- “I’ve learned to be alone.” Blake Snell and other players tell Tim Kurkjian how they’ve filled their downtime during quarantine.
- Clinton Yates spotlights Devin Williams of the Brewers,
- I made my FanGraphs debut, looking at the difficulty Canadian fans have in following baseball up north.
- Dennis Lin looks at what Fernando Tatis Jr’s injury means for the Padres. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- Rob Mains dives into the third-time-through-the-order penalty. (Baseball Prospectus premium required.)
- First it was geese, and now RJ McDaniel gets to talk about the hissing glory that is the ballpark cat.
- Tim Britton quizzes us on the biggest baseball hits of the 90s. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- Andrew Gastelum shares that Dusty Baker is getting tired of all the Astros hate (including real garbage cans being thrown on the field in recent games?!)
- Akil Baddoo. Is. Unstoppable.
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.