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Futures Game always a highlight of All-Star festivities

One of the top prospects in the Futures Game, Fernando Tatis Jr. has bounced back from a slow start to hit .329/.409/.595 since May 1. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

The MLB Futures Game is by far my favorite part of the All-Star festivities. This year will be the 13th I've attended in person, but I can't tell you the last time I watched anything else during the annual break. This year's game is good, worth watching as always, with quite a few players I've wanted to see, but the rosters have been severely constrained by promotions of top prospects and a litany of injuries to others who would almost certainly be in the game.