MLB: All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, midseason awards, all-star picks
Midway through the 2021 MLB season, Anthony Franze visits the Jack Vita Show for a midseason check-up.
Jack and Anthony talk MLB draft and the ascension of Shohei Ohtani (0:00 - 18:15), then share their midseason awards picks for AL and NL Cy Young, Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year and MVP (18:15 - 33:10). They also run through the MLB All-Star rosters and share their own selections for All-Star starters. Jack shares his idea to spice up the All-Star Game and they talk all-stars skipping the Summer Classic (33:10 - 1:06:10). Later, they preview the Home Run Derby and run a HR Derby draft (1:06:10 - 1:17:55), revisit Jack's "5 Bold Predictions for the 2021 MLB Season" and talk about the season's biggest surprises and disappointments, with a look at where teams sit in the standings at the season's halfway point (1:17:55 - END).
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