2014 MLB All-Star Weekend
Every summer, Major League Baseball takes a breather from the intense regular season
to celebrate the game and deliver a steady stream of amazing thrills to the fans, who turn up in droves to delve into the
many different activities that surround the All-Star Game. There is nothing quite like being there when the All-Star Weekend
is getting taken to the next level, as you'll end up with an experience absolutely filled to the brim with memorable moments
you'll be talking about a long time after the final pitch. Here, it's A.L. versus N.L. on the field, but off the field it's
all about the fan experience, and you'll get a chance to bump into the legends of yesterday and today as well as test your
own skills with a variety of activities during the FanFest.
From the actual game to the Home Run Derby and everything
else, this is a special event that has a little something for everybody, giving you plenty of reasons to put down the remote
and head out to see it all up close and personal. As an exhibition that gets all of the players on the team onto the field,
this is a game that you definitely need to get out to sooner or later if you consider yourself a baseball fan. Target Field
is sure to be the absolute place as this one heats up, bringing together all the top stars in the game for a stunning show
of baseball excellent.
There is something special about being in the stands when your
favorite team storms the diamond, though that's something that you have to see for yourself. Baseball has gained the reputation
as America's Pastime for a reason, and it isn't because there is a lack of excitement from game to game. As baseball has gotten
more and more global, Major League Baseball remains the premier league, which is something you'll see for yourself if you
get out to a great game loaded with the stars of both today and tomorrow, not to mention a few legends who pop in for other
celebrations that will have fans out of their seats in no time.
Names like Ruth, Mays, Aaron
and Mantle are familiar to any sports fan, and teams like the Giants, Cardinals, Yankees, Red Sox and more have strong national
followings that make for intense match-ups every time they take to the field. You never know who is going to get the clutch
hit, mow down the side to close out the game or make the sprawling catch the save the day, but that's mainly because this
is a game that draws the top talent in the most celebrated baseball league in the world. Come out and see all of the top players
in the game and you're likely to see something that you've never seen before on a baseball field, and the peripheral All-Star
Weekend events also contain a little something for everyone.
Did you know that only four
players have ever won the All-Star Game MVP more than once?
Starting with Willie Mays back in the day and moving on
to Gary Carter, Steve Garvey and Cal Ripken Jr., there are less than a handful of great players who have been able to dominate
this one more than once, and that's because there are plenty of other great players also looking to put on a show and take
a swing at baseball immortality.
Over the years, players like Bobby Bonds, Derek Jeter,
Kirby Puckett, Ken Griffey Jr./Sr., Bo Jackson and more have won the MVP Award, and you never know who is going to burst onto
the scene with a banner day that goes down in All-Star Game history. This is a game in which just about anything can happen,
mainly because the talent level is out of this world. These days, it also counts for home-field advantage for the World Series,
making the stakes extremely high as these great players clash on the diamond. The game even dates all the way back to the
early 1960s, when Dodgers legend Maury Wills won the game's first MVP award and helped the N.L. squeeze out a win over the
There's nothing quite like being in the stands when your team is digging
in late in the game, but that's something you need to see for yourself as the best ballplayers around battle it out on the
diamond. Get out and watch your team fight for a playoff berth in another season loaded with bench-gripping moments. Even
though this one is technically an exhibition, you would never know it from the stands, as fans pour in to be a part of the
action as the superstars of baseball come to town looking to light up the scoreboard and put on a show. If you've never seen
a big game at Target Field in Minnesota, or if it's just been a while, the All-Star Game and surrounding activities provide
plenty of opportunities to change that.