Greetings from AT&T Park, my favorite ballpark in the Majors. The Futures Game gets under way a little after 3 pm CT, kicking off the on-field portion of All-Star Week.
I’ll try to check in with updates, observations, etc. over the course of the next several days, starting with this: Bryan Anderson is the starting catcher for the US team in the Futures Game, batting ninth. Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup — the starting outfield is Jacoby Ellsbury, Justin Upton and Jay Bruce.