The Cubs Were Booed Lustily at the All-Star Game and Other Bullets

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The Cubs Were Booed Lustily at the All-Star Game and Other Bullets

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  • It was a reasonably solid All-Star Game, with the American League holding off the National League late, and notching its seventh straight win. Without anyone having a multi-hit game at the plate, the MVP went to hometown pitcher Shane Bieber, who struck out the side in his inning of work. Nice story, I suppose, and I do kinda like that song with Ed Sheeran.
  • There weren’t a lot of Cubs-connected highlights from the All-Star Game, as Javy Baez, Willson Contreras, and Kris Bryant combined to go 0-5 with a few strikeouts in the game. I guess the best highlight was Javy having some fun when he was booed:

  • The Cubs were booed lustily during introductions, too. I guess Cleveland fans still remember who won the 2016 World Series.

  • Kiss the ring and such.
(Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
  • The best and most touching part of the night, by far, was the Stand Up to Cancer segment that featured support for Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who is himself right now fighting leukemia:

  • Pretty awesome that Baez got to face his brother-in-law Jose Berrios, too:

https://twitter.com/JOLaMaKina/status/1148768437344378882

  • Flyover:

https://twitter.com/Kelly_Crull/status/1148745440285863938

  • The night was not quite flawless, though, as the scoreboard had a rough one with the spellings and the player pictures:

  • The missing L from Willson’s name showed up in the final score.
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  • Injuries kinda took this guy off the radar a bit, but he was a top 15ish Cubs prospect just last year to many, and he’s healthy:

  • And Joe decided to do a special at ObviousShirts for the All-Star Game, so take advantage while you can:


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.