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Monday, July 10, 2006

Future is bright in MLB

With three rookies on the All-Star Game rosters, this year's All-Star Week is shaping up to be a celebration of youth.

Chances are Jonathan Papelbon and Dan Uggla won't figure into the end result Tuesday night at PNC Park. However, Francisco Liriano could continue what has been a youthful buzz emanating from All-Star events.

Obviously, the All-Star Futures Game is all about promoting the game's young talent, but Monday's Home Run Derby finals featured two players who should be All-Star mainstays for years in New York Mets third baseman David Wright and Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard.

So as big names like Barry Bonds, Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens get set to ride off into the twilight of their careers it seems the game is in good hands with its young stars.


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