Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

July 17, 2013

Running the Point


July 17, 2013 —

It is a fun show to watch. If you are a Cincinnati Reds fan watching Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips (starters for the National League) catching balls from St. Louis Cardinals catcher and Reds “Fan Favorite” Yadier Molina (I am only kidding folks, I know Big Red Machine fans dislike the Cardinals and Molina). Everyone will likely (and hopefully) put their differences aside to play for the leagues they represent to have fun and not only entertain the fans, but win the game as well.

Stars are not born at the All-Star game, but puts them on the bright stage (and the bright lights in New York City). It is just a ballgame to fans and the players but it is a win for every fan (and the city’s economy) as many will converge on Citi Field to cheer their All-Star team to victory while enjoying a hotdog and cracker jack at the ballpark. After all, baseball is still the American pastime, correct?

With that being said, I will watch the All-Star game tonight in hopes that the National League wins. Being an Atlanta Braves fan that I am, having one of the best closers in the game in Craig Kimbrel represent the team I cheer for is very exciting. Prediction: The National League All-Stars defeat the American-League All-Stars 8-5 with Kimbrel getting the save and clinching home field advantage for the NL.

MacKenzie Bates can be reached at or by telephone at 784-4116.

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