Storyline Three: Where’s The 2017 All-Star Game Again?
That’s right, it’s in Miami. While one of the two additional patches on Marlins jerseys this year is commendable and heartfelt, there’s also that fairly shameless bit of product placement going on on the right sleeve.
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Grant it, I couldn’t be more excited South Florida is finally getting their All-Star Game. Promote away Jeff, promote away.
It seems entirely possible then, that especially as ESPN covers the Home Run Derby (buckle up for statue jokes) and that can’t miss celebrity softball contest, that the Marlins have made the early season schedule to start promoting the Midsummer Classic.
On the other hand, tonight’s game is being played in New York, not Little Havana. So it could be a bit awkward to have to keep cutting away to shots of another ballpark, and not spotlighting Citi Field as much as they would on a regular night.
I feel like that’s a hurdle ESPN executives might be willing to overcome though.
With only six winning seasons, one would think the Miami Marlins lacking an ace starting pitcher would be familiar territory. Actually, you'd be wrong.
We’ll just have to wait and see. At any rate, enjoy the game: thanks to the heroics of the past two days, there’s no pressure. Just baseball.