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MLB Expected To Hand Down Biogenesis Suspensions "En Masse" After All-Star Break
Published July 9, 2013
IN OR OUT? The AP's Tim Dahlberg writes under the header, "Puig Might Make All-Star Game Fun Again." Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig is among the five players vying for the final spot on the NL roster and fans will "tune in just to watch him, and they may buy tickets to see him." Puig's presence is "not going to save the All-Star game because the game itself is such an anachronism," but he "just might make the game interesting enough to watch" (AP, 7/9). ESPN's Bomani Jones said if Puig loses the fan vote to get into the game, MLB should "figure out some sort of way" to add him to the roster. ESPN's Dan Le Batard said, "We want to watch him … in the game. Figure out a way to put him in the game, even if you have to do so illegally" ("Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable," ESPN2, 7/8). CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco said Puig should not be in the All-Star Game, but "it's the All-Star Game, who really cares?" FoxSports.com's Peter Schrager argued Puig is "having an all-time season and he's fun to watch." Schrager: "It's the All-Star Game! Who cares?" ("Rome," CBS Sports Network, 7/8).