We are approximately at the halfway point of the MLB season as the teams take a few days off and enjoy MLB’s All Star Week. This also offers British baseball teams an opportunity to sit back and relax after several hectic weeks of not playing baseball and dealing with the depressing effects of rained out ballgames.
This year the All Star event is hosted by the Kansas City Royals and Herts Baseball Club is represented at the event. Jonathan Wakelam who plays for the Herts Dodgers and his dad Mike Wakelam who coaches the Herts Dodgers flew out a few days ago. They will have the opportunity to sample all the festivities of the All Star week.
It all started on Sunday with the All Star Futures game, which saw the first ever British-born player make an appearance for Team World wearing the British flag on his chest. On Monday it was time for the big hitters to compete in the 2012 Home Run Derby, which was won by Prince Fielder. The events also include the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.
Tonight is the main event as the National League All Stars clash with the best players of the American League, as voted by fans from around the world. Every MLB team will be represented.
As you watch the game tonight keep an eye on the stands and look for a Herts baseball cap. We may just see Jonathan Wakelam muscle his way among the fans to make a spectacular catch in the stands.