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MLB All-Star Game 2017 how to watch, livestream, starters

MLB All-Star Game 2017 how to watch, livestream, starters

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will kick off Tuesday night at Marlins Park with Chris Sale squaring off against the Nationals' Max Scherzer as the starters on the mound.

This season, the exhibition game of America's pastime will be exactly as described: an exhibition with nothing on the line, not even homefield advantage for the World Series. 

Despite all of the long-ball hitters and top pitchers in the contest, it has never been a homer fest or a pitcher's dual. Expect more of the same with average scoring and whoever gets a three or more run lead, control the rest of the ball game. 

Will this be the year though the National League breaks through the American League dominance? The A.L. has won the past four All-Star Games and 11 of the past 14. There was a lone stretch where the N.L. won three years in a row from 2010-2012.

WHEN IS THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The 2017 MLB All-Star game will take place Tuesday, July 11 with first pitch scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET. Coverage of the game will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

HOW DO I WATCH THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The 2017 MLB All-Star game will be broadcasted nationally on FOX from Marlin's Park in Miami, Florida.

HOW TO WATCH THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME ONLINE?

The livestream of the 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be on FOX Sports Go

WHO IS STARTING THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The starting pitchers are Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox) from the A.L. and Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals). Here are the remaining starting line-ups for the position players: 

American League:

1. Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros
2. Jose Ramirez, 3B, Cleveland Indians
3. Aaron Judge, LF, New York Yankees
4. George Springer, CF, Houston Astros
5. Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros
6. Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
7. Corey Dickerson, DH, Tampa Bay Rays
8. Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals
9. Mookie Betts, RF, Boston Red Sox (Replacing the injured Mike Trout)

National League

1. Charlie Blackmon, CF, Colorado Rockies
2. Giancarlo Stanton, DH, Miami Marlins
3. Bryce Harper, RF, Washington Nationals
4. Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants
5. Daniel Murphy, 2B, Washington Nationals
6. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies
7. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington Nationals
8. Marcell Ozuna, LF, Miami Marlins
9. Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds

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Bryce Harper thanks Nationals fans for support during 2017 season

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Bryce Harper thanks Nationals fans for support during 2017 season

It's been a week since the air was sucked out of D.C. in the Nationals Game 5, 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs. 

And now that we've had a few days to decompress from another early D.C. playoff exit, Nats right fielder Bryce Harper decided to take some time to thank fans for their support this season.

Harper posted an Instagram video Wednesday afternoon, with a fresh cut, and thanked fans for continuing to pack Nats Park. In the video he says he looks forward to "chasing that championship" again next spring. 

The 2017 season could be described as a rough one for Harper after missing the last few weeks of the season with a bone bruise in his left knee. 

Harper had a .319 average during the 2017 season, along with 29 home runs, 97 RBI's, 95 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. He is entering the final year of his contract.

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National Fans. Thank you!💯 #RedLightRecording

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Nationals Game 5 meltdown yet another reminder why D.C. can't have nice things

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Nationals Game 5 meltdown yet another reminder why D.C. can't have nice things

On Thursday night, a Washington, D.C. pro sports team did something Washington, D.C. pro sports teams are very good at doing: fall short of making a league or championship game.

The Nationals' disastrous fifth inning against the Cubs in Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series was the beginning of the end, not to mention yet another in a long line of disappointing playoff results for Washington, D.C. sports teams.

You see, Washington, D.C. is the only city with at least three major pro sports teams to not have a single one make a conference or league championship game since 2000.

To make matters worse, Washington, D.C. sports teams have now lost 16 consecutive playoff games in which a win would've advanced the team to the conference or league championship. 

Think about that for a second. Four teams. Zero conference championship appearances since 1998. 

Here's the list.

Washington, D.C. sports fans are not greedy. We can't be. We've had some very good teams recently, with the type of talent, coaching and intangibles needed to win a championship. 

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The last time a major Washington, D.C. pro sports team won a world championship was in 1992 when the Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI.  The last time a major Washington, D.C. pro sports team even made a conference championship game was in 1998, when the Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference Final, defeating the Sabres to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Washington, D.C. isn't allowed to have nice sports things.

Sure, we have great players and great teams, but when the playoffs roll around, all the nice things go away. We aren't privy to plucky upstarts who run the table and we aren't privy to dominant teams that make long postseason runs.

Washington, D.C. will have its day, eventually. Sure it may only be a conference championship appearance, but for us, that's fine. We don't expect world championships. We just want something to get invested in.

Early playoff exits are rarely worth the investment.