Only Two From Chicago Going To MLB All Star Game

One from the north and one from the south will be making up the players representing Chicago teams in Arizona for the 82nd MLB All Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Starlin Castro will be the representative for the north-sider’s Cubs, he will be a reserve player but with both Jose Reyes and Troy Tulowitzki bothered with injuries Castro may see a lot of action for his first ever All Star appearance.  Castro is also the youngest Cub (21) ever to be selected to play in the 2011 All Star Game.  He is leading the Cubs in doubles, triples, runs, and batting average.  Castro is also third in the MLB with 110 hits.

“From the beginning, I tried to be up there, and I’ve been working hard for this day,”  Starlin Castro talking about his first All Star apperance.

Carlos Quentin will be in Arizona  for his second All Star game and will be the only player from the Sox selected to play.  Quentin this year is second on his team for both homers (17) and RBIs (50)   Paul Konerko still has a chance of making it in, he is currently leading the final selection process that ends Thursday at 3pm.

Cub’s manager Mike Quade will help out the National League after being asked by Giant’s manager Bruce Bochy.  This is Quade’s first year starting as Cub’s manager.

“Wonderful honor — I mean, really a wonderful honor,” Quade said “Really wonderful honor. Wish I was calling (Bochy) to come with me. That’s what I’d like to do someday. That was a real nice surprise.”

All of the action will start on Monday July 11th with the State Farm Home Run Derby which will be televised on ESPN at 7pm.  You can watch your Chicago All Stars Tuesday on Fox for the 82nd MLB All Star Game that will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix at 7pm.