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Two #MizzouMade pitchers will square off in the MLB All Star Game

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It’s National vs. American, Scherzer vs. Ohtani Gibson.

If you pay attention the annual Major League Baseball All Star festivities, it should be no secret to you that Max Scherzer, he of the two different colored eyes aka Mizzou’s proudest baseball throwing son, will be representing the National League in Denver. On Tuesday, however, it was confirmed that Scherzer will have more than just a passing role. He’ll be starting the game opposite Shohei Ohtani, the megastar who just competed in the Home Run Derby and will be batting leadoff. I don’t think Scherzer is doing those other two things, but did we mention he’s a Mizzou grad and has two differently-colored eyes?

Scherzer may be the one getting the top billing, but don’t forget, he’s not the only former Tiger in Denver this week. Texas Ranger Kyle Gibson is enjoying his first all-star festivities. He was caught on Monday in full get-up, rocking a Hank Aaron “tribute” with his teammates Adolis Garcia and Joey Gallo (we put tribute in parentheses because, as it says, the number is Gibson’s everyday uniform number).

Whether or not Gibson will get in the game like Scherzer is still a matter of secrecy, but we’ll all be rooting for his success on Tuesday night regardless of whether or not you’re actually a Rangers fan (are there actually Rangers fans out there? I assume you’re around, I’ve just never heard anyone speak on it. Sorry about 2011, y’all!)

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