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Outside The Confines: Your 2021 All-Stars are finalized

One in particular is making ASG history.

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The MLB All-Star Game is a little over a week away, and after the conclusion of popular voting, as well as additional selections, and pitcher announcements, the final rosters for the American and National League All-Star teams have been determined. On July 13, the best of the best, or at least the most well-loved, players will take the field to determine... well, nothing. Since the game is no longer for home-field advantage in the World Series, it’s really just a great way to showcase the game to potential new fans, and for all fans to have some fun.

This season’s All-Star Game is historic for one major reason, and that’s Shohei Ohtani. The two-way superstar becomes the first player in MLB history to be selected to the ASG roster as both a position player and a pitcher. It’s an incredible milestone for Ohtani, who many believe is the player to beat for this year’s AL MVP.

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