July 13, 2008
One of the more interesting activities during all-star festivities is the Futures Game. This is a contest that features the future stars we should expect to see in the major leagues. These are the best of the best that are currently in the minor leagues. For many of these kids it is the first time they are playing on the grand scale as professionals. They may have been starts on their high school or college teams but this is definitely different. The Futures Game is held at the same field as the Major League all-star game meaning that this year it will be at Yankee Stadium. This will be the only time most of these players will ever see the insides of the “House that Ruth Built” as the stadium will no longer be used after this season. That has very special meaning and has brought the excitement to an even greater level for the participants.