Urban: The MLB All-Star experience

July 11, 2011, 8:30 pm
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July 11, 2011


PHOENIX -- Giants Insider Mychael Urban is in Arizona following all the hot topics in the 2011 MLB All-Star game. Let Urban bring you to the desert with his live stream of tweets, depicting all the goings-on with MLB's best.

7:18 p.m.: AZ has been a blast until my computer decided to go on half-day DL today. All good now. No complaints. Lots more work to do today.

5:47 p.m.: Fans DO want to see Lincecum, but Bochy has to prioritize SFGiants' season. You still arguing Tim's not a legit All-Star? Uncle.

4:50 p.m.: Not as crazy hot today in Arizona. Bearable. Doesn't matter either way, though. Perfect inside Chase Field. Wilson: "I predict spectacular weather."

2:08 p.m.: A's Gio is clearly in seventh heaven. Family is here for one, and said when he saw his All-Star jersey it was like, "Whoa. Unreal."

1:48 p.m.: Q asked of Wilson: "Ever think of dying the beard orange?" Brian: "Not until right now when you said that. Brilliant." sarcasm

1:05 p.m.: Big Papi never disappoints. True All-Star look. Gio low-keyed it. Young buck didn't wanna make waves. He can't stop smiling, tho.

12:55 p.m.: Time to go talk to Gio. Hope he's rocking some Miami freakiness.
12:17 p.m.: Wilson says of ring: "I wear it in my heart." Cain: "we're just not the type of team to flaunt stuff like that."

12:14 p.m.: Carlos Beltran says Lincecum one most "uncomfortable" at-bats for him. Easy solution there.
12:11 p.m.: No WS rings for Cain, Wilson. Pablo, Lincecum, yes. Great flip-cam stuff from all of em. Real funny. Vogey, too. Later on CSNBayArea.com

12:06 p.m.: VERY disappointed in lack of flash displayed by NL All Stars. Wilson only guy rocking shades, and half of em wearing checkedflannel shirts!
11:03 a.m.: Fertile flip-cam grounds here. Playermedia cattle call starts soon. Expecting to see some serious stunna shades on MLB All Stars.
11:00 a.m.: Autograph hounds in force at player hotel, some not that smart. I just got asked to sign. Thought I was Heath Bell. Time to drop more lbs.!
10:00 a.m.: OK, time to get to work, and the gods are sending me off with another gem: "Funky Enough" by The D.O.C. ... Life is good!