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The 2013 MLB All-Star Game has come and gone. Everth Cabrera got a free trip to New York and front row dugout seats to the festivities and game. And that’s about it.
Padres shut out of the All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. I hate the 1-per rule, but it still sucks to not see your guy. #PPLive
— Vocal Minority (@VocalMinoritySD) July 17, 2013
Bruce Bochy didn’t play Cabrera last night. Why? Is it because he was holding Cabrera in reserve in case the game went extra innings? Did Bochy just forget Cabrera was there? Was it an alien conspiracy?
Brady from LobShots found proof that Cabrera was, in fact, there.
Or, at least someone wearing his jersey was…
#Padres fans, I give you… Everth’s ass. Proof that he was indeed at the #ASG. (via @RachelBrady611) pic.twitter.com/9DKdouexAu
— Brady Phelps (@LobShots) July 17, 2013
There were some interesting theories put out over Twitter during the game. Let’s explore a few of them, shall we?
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Press Release from the Padres:
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