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2014 All-Star Game: Open thread

Jose Abreu, Alexei Ramirez and Chris Sale aren't starting, but all three should see action

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With Jose Abreu set to make his first All-Star appearance, Dan Hayes wrote a great story that leaves one question unanswered ...

MINNEAPOLIS — There will be a moment in Tuesday’s All-Star Game when White Sox first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu steps onto Target Field and realizes a dream he and his family have long held.

They have always sensed he was special, beginning with his first family portrait when the 1-year-old grabbed a badminton racket and posed like a hitter. But Jose Oriol Abreu and his wife Daysi Correa know nothing can prepare them for the emotion they will experience during their son’s All-Star debut on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Not only will his first All-Star appearance offer more validation all those difficult months spent apart has been worth it, but it will also mark the first time the parents have seen their son play in person since they were all in Cuba.

Waiting until the All-Star Game to see him in person? Are his parents the biggest bandwagoners or what?

While you mull over that hot take, here's a bunch of photos from Target Field.

And here's the starting lineup: