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Outside The Confines: That All-Star feeling

This has been a fun week.

Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images

With the All-Star festivities in full swing, it’s been a light-ish week for baseball writing to share, but it has also been All-Star week! Let’s spend the top half of today’s link’s post catching up on some of the best non-Cubs aspects of the ASG and other activities of the week.

In easily my favorite story surrounding the All-Star Game, Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman confessed that his motivations for getting selected to the team were inspired by his young son Charlie, who wanted him to step up his game in order for Charlie to meet his baseball hero: Fernando Tatis Jr.

Then my biggest, most emotional moment of the night was seeing multiple players put Trey Mancini’s name on their cards for the Stand Up to Cancer interlude.

There were definitely a few tears shed, at least at my house.

Now let’s look at some baseball writing!

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.