Unless you are a fan of the Astros, Marlins, Cubs, Brewers, and White Sox, tonight is the night you state that your team just gained home field advantage for the World Series. Honestly, I could probably add about 5 more teams to that list but do not want to look like a fool at season’s end if one of those teams (Blue Jays, Twins, Angels, Padres) make some sort of crazy second-half run and make the post-season.
Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto will be starting the game off for the National League club and will both get an at-bat in the first inning with Phillips batting leadoff and Votto batting in the 3-slot. I’ll reserve any lineup jabs and Dusty Baker jokes for you guys in the comments portion of the thread. It is likely we will see Chapman come in late in the game to face at least a batter. The Reds are well represented tonight.
If you haven’t already, be sure to vote in our All-Star game poll on the side and tell us how much of the game you will watch. As I stated yesterday, my kids love this stuff and I’ll be watching every minute I can with them tonight. So grab your family, gather around the television, and cheer on the Reds and National League to Go! Yes, we need the National League to go so the Reds can have home field advantage in this year’s World Series! Even if that does mean pulling for the Pirates, Cardinals, Cubs, and Brewers. At least for one night.