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Smashmouth Tuesdays at DRaysBay!

Brian Blanco

All that glitters is gold, only shooting stars break the mo-o-o-o-o-old. 15 years later and I still know every word. Valuable information, let me tell ya.

ICYMI, Yoenis Cespedes and his perfectly manicured eyebrows won the Home Run Derby last night, making him the first consecutive winner since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998 and 1999.

The best part of the (excessively-long-and-drawn-out) night wasn't due to Cespedes though (sorry), as it was courtesy of Andrew McCutchen's reaction to a Giancarlo Stanton bomb:

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...and the adorable children running around.


In Rays news, the David Price rumors continued onward despite the All-Star Break, with yesterday's mill conjuring up talks of a Rays-Indians trade that would include catcher-third baseman Carlos Santana, right handed pitcher Danny Salazar and shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Who will be the lucky landing potential landing spot today?!

Price joked that his ideal team would be the Nashville Sounds, the Brewers Triple-A team in his hometown, and Scott Boras decided to chime in with his opinion on the matter, claiming that "If the team was in Montreal he wouldn't get traded."

Oh, okay Boras, right. Thanks for the input.


- Marc Topkin had a nice little catch up with Scott Kazmir in Minneapolis, discussing about his refound success, and both Price and James Shields relayed their happiness for Kaz, and the hard work and determination that got him back on an All-Star Roster.

- You've seen this commercial already, but I'm gonna put it here anyways because it made my desk all dusty despite the fact that it's Derek Jeter and therefore the Yankees:

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- "Hit my player with a pitch and I'll hit you." - The new motto of minor league baseball fans everywhere...or one drunk dude in Corpus Christi.

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- Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey both hit grand slams in their game against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, which was all kinds of awesome.

- Jonah Keri focused on the AL East in his The 30 this week, as the standings have proved to be exactly what no one expected by the All-Star Break going into the season. Yay baseball!

- Grantland also provided a list of suggestions for how to "fix" the All-Star Game. Any input?