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On location: The 82nd All-Star Game

PHOENIX – Three hours to first pitch …

Game: National League vs. American League, 82nd All-Star Game.

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Site: Chase Field, Phoenix

TV: Fox

Weather: 102 degrees, unfit for humanity … but the roof is closed

Here is the official live box score, and here are the lineups …

National League:

  1. Rickie Weeks, 2B
  2. Carlos Beltran, DH
  3. Matt Kemp, CF
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Brian McCann, C
  6. Lance Berkman, RF
  7. Matt Holliday, LF
  8. Troy Tulowitzki, SS
  9. Scott Rolen, 3B

American League:

  1. Curtis Granderson, CF
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. Jose Bautista, RF
  5. Josh Hamilton, LF
  6. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  7. David Ortiz, DH
  8. Robinson Cano, 2B
  9. Alex Avila, C

Couple of pics before things get busy …

This is about as scenic as downtown Phoenix gets. That’s the skyline. Just ahead is the ASU campus (and the Starbucks). But I made that left that you see there to go somewhere else.

They’re setting up shot for souvenirs outside Chase Field, which has this really neat marquee with the three bats. Always liked this.

The restaurants here have this water-mist that they shoot from the awnings to keep outdoor customers cool. These two Phoenix police officers stopped on their bikes for a break.

UPDATE 7:12 p.m.: Some American League BP …

I still don’t have a firm time for the first pitch, but the general feeling in the press box is that it will be around 8:30 p.m. Also, there’s word up here that Andrew McCutchen should enter in about the fifth or sixth inning.

7:41: I’ll be doing my updates tonight on Twitter. Moves faster, and allows me the time to work on the deadline game story.

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