Welcome to the All-Star Game! This isn’t our normal coverage, and perhaps you’ll find a few new people who are funny or smart and worth a follow.
Tonight, we have two White Sox players who have made it to Los Angeles — Tim Anderson gets the start, and Liam Hendriks might just make it in, too ... hopefully with a mic on again, so the FCC can panic a little.
Let’s dive into what the Tweet Machine is saying!
I would LOVE to see the American League beat the National League.— Vinnie Parise (@VinnieParise) July 20, 2022
Extra special luck to Tim Anderson and Liam Hendriks!
Obviously, we start with announcing the teams.
The 2022 MLB All-Star Game starting lineups! pic.twitter.com/egMU4ya4iA— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) July 18, 2022
The part of the All-Star game where they announce all the players onto the field one-by-one is amongst my favorite ceremonies in all of sports.— Ed Hand (@EdwardHand8) July 19, 2022
Old friend alert!
Carlos Rodón laughing while being booed is gonna be my eternal energy going forward— janice (all star edition) (@scuriiosa) July 19, 2022
Wait, what’s that coming from the sky?
“OOOO NOOO, DYLAN CEASE HAS PARACHUTED INTO THE STADIUM AND HE IS THROWING FRISBEE DISC AT THE COACHING STAFF AND THE AMERICAN LEAGUE STARTING PITCHERS!!!”— Matt Ramsey (@kdgg09) July 20, 2022
MLB recognized Jackie Robinson in a special pregame ceremony.
RIP Jackie Robinson you would’ve hated Rob Manfred— Amanda Smith (@AmandaSmithSays) July 20, 2022
Rachel Robinson, Jackie’s widow, just celebrated her 100th birthday.
OK! Game time. And, uh, Shane McClanahan is not off to a great start in the bottom of the first.
You know who wouldn’t give up a run? Dylan Cease.— The Last AirBENder (@BenChiTownKid98) July 20, 2022
But Tim Anderson did something great!
A ✨ sparkling ✨ double play! pic.twitter.com/54DkSlJpC9— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 20, 2022
Back to McClanahan. National League 2, American League 0
Shane's start— Future President (@GusSolano44) July 20, 2022
Lead off double by Acuna
RBI single by Mookie
Trea Turner single
Strikes out WILLSON Contreras (Lol)
I knew Dusty would rue McClanahan.— Eephus Tosser (@EephusTosser) July 20, 2022
For whatever reason, Alek Manoah is mic’d up as he pitches.
*John Smoltz interviewing an All Star pitcher while he’s actively pitching*— Charles Mockler (@charlesmockler) July 20, 2022
You love pitchin don’t ya?
Yet another Mets player gets plunked.
Jeff McNeil got hit by a pitch in the All-Star Game. pic.twitter.com/X0SjhHQQ0E— SNY (@SNYtv) July 20, 2022
A lot of people loved Manoah’s time on the mound — and the trash-talk.
*goes to buy an Alek Manoah jersey*— Tommy Barbee (@KindaBleu) July 20, 2022
White Sox fans are bitter? What?
When does Dylan Cease get mic’d up during this game?— Sam Mendelson (@sam_mendelson) July 20, 2022
It’s a tie ball game, folks!
Nobody absolutely murders a baseball quite like Giancarlo Stanton— ¡matt! (@mateovonchicago) July 20, 2022
Ope and Byron Buxton put the AL ahead.
Every AL batter that hurts the Sox contributed to this 3-run inning.— Joe F. The Sox (@dailycupofjoe14) July 20, 2022
TA gets a hit!
And looks great doing it.
Everybody looks sharp in these AL uniforms, but as usual Tim Anderson looks the sharpest.— Brittney Bush Bollay (@BrittneyBush) July 20, 2022
Albert Pujols enters the game in the bottom of the fourth to a standing ovation from the crowd, and a history lesson from the broadcast.
getting older doesn’t really bother me. I embrace it. plus, I wear the grays well— Tim Ryder (@TimothyRRyder) July 20, 2022
but being reminded that Albert Pujols won NL RoY in 2001 (the year I graduated HS) hurts my brain
David Ortiz had a segment that was not well received by many. Miguel Cabrera was in to pinch-hit, but his at-bat was ignored in favor of Papi.
Papi can't help stomp on a Tigers' moment.— Bless You Boys (@blessyouboys) July 20, 2022
But others loved it!
BIG PAPI INTERVIEWS IN EVERY INNING LET’S DO THIS— Hand In Glove ⚾️ ️ (@GloveCast) July 20, 2022
Father Zo is asking a very important question.
What do you guys think the other Sox players are doing right now?— Father Zo (@SouthsideZo) July 20, 2022
Lynn - on beer 17
Cease - listening to some tasty licks on the Frolf course
Burger - playing tennis (his IG has a lot of videos)
Robert - in all seriousness I just hope he’s ok
What do you think? pic.twitter.com/EBFITsgS8o
There was a very empowering Stand Up To Cancer moment.
Martin Pérez’s Stand Up 2 Cancer salute is for Tony Beasley. More thanks for Beasley winning his battle than somebody still battling it. Beasley has made quite an impression on Martín. No better people person in game than Beasley, who battled cancer in 2016— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 20, 2022
Most people don't know, but my dad had surgery today to remove cancer that they found that the beginning of the season.— Caylee Kirby (@caylee_kirby) July 20, 2022
Tonight, Manny honored him during the All-Star game. #AllStarGame #mannymachado #waynekirby pic.twitter.com/eT7pUactWT
And my friend Emily was honored — she’s currently kicking cancer’s ass.
Nestor Cortes is mic’d up now and doesn’t seem as into it.
Nestor is like listen, i have to focus a lot more than Manoah so pls don't talk to me— Emily Nyman (@EmSheDoesIt) July 20, 2022
Oh, I like this idea.
With the battery mic’d for an inning, I have a great bad idea for the #MLB All-Star Game: have the catcher tell the batter what’s coming for an inning and see what happens.— David Brown: Baseball Demonstrator (@AnswerDave) July 20, 2022
Jose Trevino charmed many during his conversation with the booth.
They couldn't have mic'd up anyone better than @HipHipJose5. That was a great conversation.— (((EugeneFreedman))) (@EugeneFreedman) July 20, 2022
Then there was this weird moment.
*MLB All-Star Production Meeting*— Rob J. (@Rob_in_indie) July 20, 2022
Producer: We need something to keep people engaged later in the broadcast.
Tom Rinaldi: I have a new podcast about the only MLB player to be killed mid-season!!
Prod: goddammit Tom...fine.#MLBAllStarGame2022
Here is Bob with an actual update.
The National League still looking for their first hit since the 1st inning, with AL leading 3-2 entering the 8th.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 20, 2022
Friends, our dreams came true! Get that bleep button ready!
OMG THEY HAVE LIAM HENDRIKS ON A MIC.— Sara Sanchez (@BCB_Sara) July 20, 2022
If Liam Hendriks doesn’t swear at least once, this whole thing was for nothing— Gabrielle (@gfstarr1) July 20, 2022
He’s just out there having fun.
And we go to the bottom of the ninth, AL still leads 3-2 #AllStarGame— Kevin Agustin (@_kevinagustin) July 20, 2022
What do we want?
hit some balls and score (1) run national league. we want a home run derby off— nerdy lover team pretty b*tches™ (@nerdyDodger) July 20, 2022
For the ninth consecutive year, the AL pulls off the win, with Emmanuel Clase striking out the side.
Death, taxes, the national league sucking at baseball— eric (@wordandvoided) July 20, 2022
Giancarlo Stanton wins MVP.
First All-Star game as a Yankee, Giancarlo Stanton wins MVP. What a ride for him. In his hometown. Cool story.— Max Greenfield (@GreenfieldMax18) July 20, 2022
Tyrone said it best, this has been a fun game, and perhaps a nice distraction.
Showcasing the players having fun playing baseball is a simple concept, but damn has it been effective. Such a pleasant watch tonight.— Tyrone (@TheTyronePalmer) July 20, 2022