Jul 15, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; American League outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) of the Oakland Athletics holds the Home Run Derby trophy after winning the Home Run Derby while American League outfielder Adam Jones (10) of the Baltimore Orioles hands him a championship belt in advance of the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Why Texas Rangers Fans Should Watch the All-Star Festivities


It’s safe to say this has been a nightmare season for the Texas Rangers (and their fans). Across this roster, injuries have spread like the plague. The pitching staff is completely decimated, the power is absent (or posing naked for magazine covers), and even the replacements to the replacements have needed replacing.

The All-Star Festivities provide some diversionary baseball entertainment for Rangers fans who need a break from their real baseball team. If fan attendance says anything, it’s that many Rangers fans have already thrown in the towel.

Fans have been spoiled in recent seasons. Fielding an entertaining team with legitimate postseason hopes has been a staple of Rangers Baseball. It’s clear Murphy’s Law is in full effect here in 2014, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the All-Star entertainment over the next couple days.

Monday

Home Run Derby

You never know when history will be made and the Home Run Derby is an excellent event to make history. It wasn’t long ago Josh Hamilton exploded onto the national scene by performing one of the greatest performances in All-Star history. Never mind the fact he didn’t win – it was nothing short of spectacular.

Tonight anything can happen. Will it be Giancarlo Stanton that makes history or will defending champ, Yoenis Cespedes, retain the crown?

For the full Home Run Derby Roster go here: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140713&content_id=84530394&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

Tuesday

All-Star Game

The All-Star Game is traditionally a little ADD in nature, with the constant pitching changes and lineup changes. That is equally annoying and entertaining to most fans. For Rangers fans needing a vacation from the reality of Rangers Baseball, it will be just fine.

If anything, it will provide a great chance to see Derek Jeter in the Classic one last time. For more storylines check out: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/all-stars-unveiled-including-25-first-timers?ymd=20140706&content_id=83398236

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