– Bautista, Buehrle, and Encarnacion all elected to represent Toronto Blue Jays at Midsummer Classic –
TORONTO (July 10, 2014) Major League Baseball’s best are set to shine as Sportsnet, Canada’s home of MLB and the Toronto Blue Jays, delivers star-studded coverage of the 2014 Home Run Derby and the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, live from Target Field in Minneapolis on July 14 and 15.
The back-to-back nights of Midsummer Classic action begins with Jamie Campbell and Gregg Zaun hosting a special edition of MLB Central on Monday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT, followed by the 2014 Home Run Derby at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Campbell and Zaun return the following evening (Tuesday, July 15) with MLB Central at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, followed by the 2014 MLB All-Star Game at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. All broadcasts will air on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific, and Sportsnet NOW. Fans can also catch the 2014 Home Run Derby and 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN.
MLB Central will present the following features prior to the 2014 Home Run Derby and 2014 MLB All-Star Game:
- Saying Goodbye to Jeter: Looking back on the career of famed New York short stop Derek Jeter, making his fourteenth and final appearance as an All-Star
- Blue Jays Mid-Season Report Card: Zaun offers his mid-season report on the Blue Jays, looking at what’s working and what needs to improve heading into post-break play
- All-Star Highlights: MLB reporter Barry Davis relives famous Home Run Derby and All-Star moments with the help of various MLB players
- Additionally, Davis and MLB analyst Shi Davidi provide stories and interviews from the heart of the action, speaking with the players representing the Blue Jays at the 2014 All-Star Game
Blue Jays fans will have two reasons to cheer as top-vote getter Jose Bautista makes his fifth consecutive All-Star appearance along with five- time All-Star Mark Buehrle in Minneapolis this year. Edwin Encarnacion was a manager’s selection for the American League All-Star squad, but will not play due to injury.
For big hits and highlights, fans can head to Sportsnet.ca for 24/7 All-Star analysis and features, including a look around the league at the halfway mark in the season from MLB editor Ben Nicholson-Smith, with Davidi providing extensive coverage from the All-Star Futures Game, 2014 Home Run Derby and 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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