While I am someone who watches the MLB All-Star game every year already, I think this years MLB All-Star game is going to be watched by more people than ever before. For one, there was no All-Star game last year because of COVID-19, which means this is the first one in 2 years. Even more importantly though, SHOHEI OHTANI is going to be in the game.
For those who never watch baseball, Shohei Ohtani is maybe the most remarkable player to ever play in the majors. In addition to being Japanese (a big reason why he is my favorite player), he is also the first player in over 100 years to be both a pitcher and a hitter. In the All-Star game today, he will be both hitting leadoff and be the first pitcher for the AL, which is one of the most incredible stories I have ever seen in any sport. Most players would be ecstatic to make the team as either a hitter or a pitcher, but Ohtani is able to do both at an incredibly high level.
While Ohtani is by far the biggest story in the game though, the All-Star game is always fun to watch just to see all the best players on the field at one time. Several of the biggest MLB players are missing, but young stars like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. will be in the game. Besides Ohtani, they are likely the two biggest headliners in baseball, so it will be fun to watch both of them in their first games.
Even if you are not a baseball fan, the All-Star game is one of the most fun baseball games to watch out of the entire year. It is the only time where all the best players are on the field together, and it is considered more significant than any of the other sports All-star games. The game starts at 7:30 PM EST on FOX, so definitely be sure to tune in by then, as you have to watch Ohtani take the first at bat of the game! Most of the starters will only be in for the first hour or so, so it is much better to watch the first part of the game than the later part (if you can only watch part of it).
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