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Here are your 2017 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

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The 2017 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Marlins at Marlins Park on July 11. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN.

American League Starters

C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

1B – Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays

2B – Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

SS – Carlos Correa, Houston Astros

3B – Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians

OF – Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

OF – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

OF – George Springer, Houston Astros

DH – Corey Dickerson, Tampa Bay Rays

American League Reserves

C – Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees

1B – Yonder Alonso, Oakland Athletics

2B – Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles

2B – Starlin Castro, New York Yankees

SS – Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

3B – Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins

OF – Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

OF – Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians

OF – Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox

DH – Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

American League Pitchers

SP – Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox

SP – Ervin Santana, Minnesota Twins

SP – Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals

SP – Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

SP – Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

SP – Lance McCullers, Houston Astros

SP – Luis Severino, New York Yankees

SP – Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

SP – Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers

RP – Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians

RP – Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox

RP – Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

National League Starters

C – Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

1B – Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

2B – Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals

SS – Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds

3B – Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

OF – Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

OF – Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

OF – Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins

National League Reserves

C – Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

1B – Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

1B – Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

2B – D.J. LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies

SS – Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

3B – Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks

3B – Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh Pirates

OF – Michael Conforto, New York Mets

OF – Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers

OF – Ender Inciarte, Atlanta Braves

OF – Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

National League Pitchers

SP – Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP – Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

SP – Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals

SP – Robbie Ray, Arizona Diamondbacks

SP – Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks

SP – Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

RP – Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers

RP – Greg Holland, Colorado Rockies

RP – Wade Davis, Chicago Cubs

RP – Brad Hand, San Diego Padres

RP – Pat Neshek, Philadelphia Phillies

RP – Corey Knebel, Milwaukee Brewers

Here are all the teams listed by number of All-Stars:

  • Five: Yankees, Indians, Astros, nationals
  • Four: Diamondbacks, Rockies, Dodgers
  • Three: Red Sox
  • Two: Reds, Twins, Cardinals, Royals, Marlins
  • One: Rangers, Brewers, Athletics, Cubs, Pirates, Giants, Rays, Blue Jays, Mariners, Braves, Phillies, Tigers, Mets, White Sox, Angels, Orioles, Padres

Each league will add one more player through the Final Vote. Stick around to find out which 10 players made the Final Vote.

Feel free to discuss the players you felt are deserving or undeserving in the comments.

The Players’ Weekend uniforms are terrible

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The Yankees and the Dodgers have a storied World Series history, having met in the Fall Classic 11 times. Part of what made those falls so classic was the livery worn by each club.

The Yankees’ uniforms have gone unchanged since 1936. The Dodgers, though changing cities in 1958, have had the same basic, classic look with only minor derivations for almost as long. You can’t even say the names of these teams without picturing pinstripes, those red Dodgers numbers, both teams’ clean road grays, the Yankees navy and the Dodgers’ Dodger blue.

They looked like a couple of expansion teams last night however, at least sartorially speaking.

As you probably know it’s Players’ Weekend this weekend, and teams all over the league wore either all black or all white with player-chosen nicknames on the back. We’ve had the nicknames for a couple of years now and that’s fine, but the black and white combo is new. It doesn’t look great, frankly. I riffed on that on Twitter yesterday a good bit. But beyond my mere distaste for the ensembles, they present a pretty problematic palette, too.

For one thing the guys in black blend in with the umpires. Quick, look at these infields and tell me who’s playing and who’s officiating:

The white batting helmets look especially bad:

But some guys — like Enrique Hernandez of the Dodgers, realized that pine tar makes the white helmets look super special:

There was also a general issue with the white-on-white uniforms in that it’s rather hard to read the names and the numbers on the backs of the jerseys. This was especially true during the Cubs-Nationals game in the afternoon sunlight. You’ll note this as a much bigger problem on Sunday. It’s all rather ironic, of course, that the players have been given the right to put fun, quirky nicknames on the backs of their jerseys but no one can really see them.

The SNY booth was reading many people’s minds last night, noting how much Mad Magazine “Spy vs. Spy” energy this is throwing off:

I’ll also note that if you’re flipping between games or looking at highlights on social media it’s super hard to even tell which team is which — and even what game’s highlights you’re seeing — just by looking which, you know, is sort of the point of having uniforms in the first place.

I’m glad the players have a weekend in which they’re allowed to wear what they want. I just wish they’d wear something better.