Major League Baseball's mid-summer spectacle, the All-star game is in the Twin Cities this week. On Monday, it was All-Star media and workout day. SportScene 13's Justus Cleveland and Chance Dickman spent the day covering the festivities.
"Welcome back to Target Field, home for your All-Star activities this week, the Brewers sending four players to the All-Star game. And given their recent struggles, four players is a lot because the Brewers had a great first half and earlier day they expressed their optimism about the playoffs in the second half."
Brewers All-star third baseman Aramis Ramirez says, "We haven't played well the past two weeks, this break comes at the right time, just to get away from the game and have a mental break. I told the rest of the guys after the game yesterday, just go have fun, get away from the game a little bit."
Adds Brewers All-star catcher Jonathan Lucroy, "I'm just going to out and play hard and try to help my team win, you guys know how I am, I don't worry about any of that stuff, I worry about helping my team win, and if I get awards at the end of the year, great, all I care about is having a ring on my finger."
Brewers All-star relief pitcher, "Well, we were hot at the beginning of the season, all the teams in the division go through it (losing) and now we had one, that's part of baseball, you are going to have bumps in the road, ups and down, just have to get through it.
"Tomorrow in the All-star game, the Brewers will have three players in the starting line-up, that's right Justus, Jonathan Lucroy at catcher, Aramis Ramirez at third base and Carlos Gomez in left, and K-rod in the bullpen. That's going to do it from Target Field, for Chance Dickman, I'm Justus Cleveland for SportScene 13... back to you."