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Obama on The Jeans: 'I'm a Little Frumpy'

Prez makes no apologies for All-Star get-up: 'I'm not 20'

(Newser) - President Obama will go to bat for his health care plan, but he won’t defend his pants. Asked on NBC’s Today Show about the “dad jeans” he wore at last week’s All-Star Game, Obama punted. “I’m a little frumpy,” he confided. “I... More »

Crawford, Bullpen Lead AL to 4-3 All-Star Win

(Newser) - Carl Crawford's glove and one of the great bullpens in All-Star history helped save the American League's winning streak last night at the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Crawford pulled back a home run with a leaping grab an inning before Curtis Granderson tripled and scored the tiebreaking run... More »

Obama to Throw Out 1st Pitch at All-Star Game

(Newser) - President Obama will toss the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game on July 14, Major League Baseball announced yesterday. He’ll be the fourth president to do so, following John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, and the seventh to attend the game. He’s also got some... More »

An All-Star Ode to the 20¢ Hot Dog

Remembering the unsanitary goodness of an Ebbets Field frank

(Newser) - The hot dogs fans scarf down during tonight’s All-Star Game will be thoroughly cooked, foil-wrapped affairs. They will come from "spotless, industrial kitchens" and "will cost a small fortune." In other words, they won’t be anything like the franks New York Times contributor Doug Kriegel... More »

West Can't Forget Victims of Katrina

NBA All-Star goes all out to help needy in New Orleans

(Newser) - Tonight's NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans showcases basketball's best. In the Big Easy, the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina's devastation are part of the scene. For Hornets All-Star forward David West, they're part of everyday life, and no matter how much he does to help, it doesn't feel like... More »

Mariners Lock in Ichiro for 5 More Years

All-Star MVP jumps to No. 5 on MLB salary list with $90M deal

(Newser) - Ichiro Suzuki is officially the highest-paid Mariner of all time. The 33-year-old Japanese import signed a 5-year extension worth $90 million this week and is now sewn up through 2012. Seattle worked hard to secure its leadoff man, who was a hot item with deep-pocketed clubs like the Yankees even... More »

All-Star TV Ratings Strike Out

Baseball viewers down 10% from last year

(Newser) - Television ratings for Major League Baseball's All-Star game this week dipped 10% under last year,  Bloomberg reports. The 8.4% rating is the second lowest for an All-Star game since 1967, even though the total number of viewers increased to 31.4 million from last year's 31.2 million. More »

American League Scores 10th Straight All-Star Win

MVP Ichiro jump-starts 5-4 victory, Series edge

(Newser) - The American League won its 10th straight Midsummer Classic last night, besting the National League 5-4. The game, hosted by San Francisco at AT&T Park, was a slugging match: MVP Ichiro Suzuki chalked up the first in-the-parker in All-Star game history, and blasts from Carl Crawford and Victor Martinez... More »

Peavy, Haren All-Star Starters

San Diego ace is 9-3 with a 2.19 ERA; Haren has an AL-best 2.30.

(Newser) - It's officially California's All-Star Game: San Diego's Jake Peavy will take the mound for the NL tonight, while Jim Leyland has tapped Oakland's Dan Haren to start for his AL squad. Leyland, who passed over his own Justin Verlander, admits it came down to venue; the AL-manager wants to give... More »

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