Bat Company

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is considered to be a major public enemy amongst Arizona Diamondbacks fans -- likewise for Philadelphia Phillies' slugger Ryan Howard and Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

Although all three of these Major League Baseball mainstays have gotten their fair share of heckling whenever their respective teams visit the Valley to duel the D-Backs, those jeers will become cheers when said superstars step onto the diamond at Chase Field for the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12. The 83rd edition of the midsummer classic will see the biggest and best players in all of baseball engaging in the annual battle of the National League versus the American League.

The senior circuit, which broke the AL’s 13-year winning streak with a victory at last year’s game in Anaheim, will try to make it two in a row. Tickets, while scant, are still available, but expect to put down $250 to get in.
Tue., July 12, 5 p.m., 2011
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.