On the diamond, Mike Stanton (MLB.com) and Nate Schierholtz (MLB.com) dropped walk-off bombs, Jacoby Ellsbury got a hug from the Green Monster (MLB.com) and Lonnie Chisenhall deposited his first big league homer into the seats (MLB.com)
After his team allowed nine hits to the Cardinals, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips wondered if he was eligible for his rival's Krispy Kreme promotion (Twitter). The response from St. Louis? "Yes," (Facebook). Ask and you shall receive! (Twitter)
Are you on par with Paul Maholm's golf game? (Golfshot.com)
In the Twitterverse, David Aardsma took his son to the beach for the very first time (Twitter), John Axford got his face rocked off by the Black Keys (Twitter), Sergio Romo showed off his tattoo (Twitter) and Brandon McCarthy and his wife couldn't fit the room service table back through their hotel room door. (Twitter)
Easy breezy. Confident, not cocky. A lot of fun, a lot of personality and the swag. Now that's Tony Plush. (MLB FanCave)
Tweet of the Day: "Tried 2 start an impromptu game of Hide & Go Seek in the locker room yesterday. No takers. Duck, Duck, Goose today?" -- Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison (@LoMoMarlins)
Quote of the Day: "What better moment can you have, other than when you have your first kid or something like that. I think about all the times we spent together and how he really taught me to play baseball. To be where I am today and be able to call my dad and tell him I'm an All-Star, it's surreal." -- First-time Major League All-Star Matt Joyce, who's looking forward to having his proud dad by his side in Phoenix. (Tampa Tribune)
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