Quite enticing, no?
Beloved former Oriole Nick Markakis is finally being recognized as an All-Star this week in Washington, D.C. at the 89th Midsummer Classic.
The 34-year-old right fielder waited 12 1/2 Major League Baseball seasons for his name to be called.
Markakis, who is on his way to having the best season of his career, is batting .323 and leading the NL with 120 hits. He received the most votes of any NL outfielder in fan voting.
A 22-year-old Markakis first arrived in the Orioles clubhouse in 2006 when the average age of the rest of the Orioles’ starting lineup was 32. The now 34-year-old finds himself as one of the oldest on a Braves team that is 10 games above .500 at the halfway point of the season and only 1/2 game back from the first-place Phillies.
MLB announced Tuesday night's starting lineups, which features Markakis batting 7th and playing right field for the National League.
These lineups are STACKED.— MLB (@MLB) July 16, 2018
Which squad has the edge? pic.twitter.com/X9GwbKq7Jd
Catch Markakis and the rest of the field in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at 8 p.m. on FOX.
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I asked #Braves All-Star (former #Orioles) Nick Markakis for his thoughts on where the O’s franchise stands as a whole and the club potentially trading Manny Machado, Adam Jones and others. Here’s his quote: @WMAR2News pic.twitter.com/puMIPuXvoO— Shawn Stepner (@StepnerWMAR) July 16, 2018
Nick Markakis on fans in Baltimore that still appreciate him and voted for him to be an All-Star: “I still live there and I’ve got a lot of friends and family there. That just shows you what kind of fans and people they are. It is much appreciated.”— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) July 16, 2018
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