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They want to be a part of it—the 84th MLB All-Star Game at the Mets' Citi Field on July 16. Will David Wright get enough home cooking to stay ahead of the Giants' Pedro Sandoval and start his fifth All-Star Game? Who else should make it? Who shouldn't? Go to SI.com/mlb for the latest news on All-Star voting, plus a live game blog and photo galleries of the best moments from Midsummer Classics past. SI senior writer Tom Verducci also weighs in with his midseason report and second-half predictions.
Coming from one who knows zero about the NBA: Nets are idiots. Tools. Fools. Placing future in hands of players who are 37+36 this season?
If you're a Celtics fan you woke up this morning with Kevin Garnett as your PF. Now it's Kelly Olynyk. The sun will come out tomorrow.
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The Fish That Got Away
In 2003 the Marlins beat the Yankees to win the World Series. Today few players from that team are in the big leagues and only one, Juan Pierre, is still playing in Miami.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ZIGMONT; CHUCK SOLOMON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WRIGHT); AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES (CITI FIELD)
MEL LEVINE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (KING)
COURTESY OF OPERATION HAWKEYE (THOMAS)
AL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MARLINS)
CHAD MATTHEW CARLSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (IPHONE)