FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES
MLB and PEOPLE Magazine Unveil The “All-Stars Among Us”
30 Extraordinary Individuals To Be Honored For Their Community Service During The 2009 MLB All-Star Pregame Show July 14th
Rosenthal: Don’t Expect Much Out Of Manny
WHO ARE MLB’S “ALL-STARS AMONG US?” – Major League Baseball and PEOPLE this week announced the 90 finalists and the beginning of the voting period for the “All-Stars Among Us” campaign, which recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways. The 90 finalists (three per MLB Club) have been selected from thousands of online submissions by fans across the nation who nominated an “All-Star” within their community. Fans can log on to www.PeopleAllStars.com now through June 24 to read each nominee’s inspiring story and vote for their favorite community “All-Star.” All 30 winners (one per MLB Club) will be included in the All-Star Week festivities in St. Louis and honored during a special pregame ceremony at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game Tuesday, July 14 on FOX (8:00 PM ET).
SUBWAY SERIES: 2009 EDITION GETS INTO FULL SWING ON FOX – It’s Subway Series time in New York and this year, it has a new venue. Home run power will be on full display at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 13 (4:00 PM ET) as Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and the Yanks host Carlos Beltran and the Mets. In Cleveland, Albert Pujols and the Cards visit Victor Martinez and the Indians. Also, old AL Central rivals rekindle their matchup in interleague play when the White Sox take on the Brewers in Milwaukee. Pregame originates live from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx with host Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins the game crew including Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal. For instant updates during the week and on gameday from the entire MLB on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MLBONFOX.
GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST COV.
New York Mets at New York Yankees Joe Buck, Tim McCarver 77%
& Ken Rosenthal
Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
Probable Pitchers: Livan Hernandez, RHP (5-1, 3.88 ERA) vs. Andy Pettitte, LHP (6-2, 4.22 ERA)
St. Louis Cardinals at Cleveland Indians Thom Brennaman & Mark Grace 12%
Progressive Field – Cleveland, OH
MARKETS INCLUDE: Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, St. Louis, Tulsa
Probable Pitchers: Brad Thompson, RHP (0-2, 4.50 ERA) vs. David Huff, LHP (1-2, 8.71 ERA)
Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee Brewers Dick Stockton & Eric Karros 10%
Miller Park – Milwaukee, WI
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis
Probable Pitchers: Jose Contreras, RHP (1-5, 6.45 ERA) vs. Manny Parra, LHP (3-7, 6.86 ERA)
ROSENTHAL: “DON’T EXPECT MANNY TO SAY MUCH MORE” – Since Manny Ramirez’ surprise visit to the Dodgers clubhouse on Tuesday where he held an impromptu meeting with the media and commented on his 50-game suspension, there’s been a lot of discussion on whether or not he should hold a press conference or do an exclusive one-on-one interview with any number of outlets. MLB on FOX’s Ken Rosenthal thinks Manny’s said all he’s going to say. “No one should expect Manny to say anything at length or in great detail. No one should expect him to hold a press conference or sit down for a one-on-one with 60 Minutes. He’s not as polished as Alex Rodriguez, he’s not as skilled with the language and frankly I don’t believe most fans even care about the sorted details. He’s served his time, his reputation is severely damaged and that’s punishment enough.”
ROSENTHAL: CONTENDERS LOOK TO ROCKIES TO HELP PLUG HOLES – With the Colorado Rockies near the bottom of the NL West, FOXSports.com senior baseball writer and MLB on FOX insider, Ken Rosenthal, sees them as the first call competing GMs make when looking for talent to acquire. “Rival clubs fully expect Colorado to be an active seller before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Rockies cannot give away third baseman Garrett Atkins. They are likely to keep first baseman Todd Helton. But right-hander Jason Marquis, closer Huston Street and outfielders Brad Hawpe and Ryan Spilborghs are among the players who could get moved,” said Rosenthal.
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