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Ned Yost media session: June 17

Georgia on my mind

Yost thinks it will be fun to play in Atlanta and looks forward to seeing his former boss, Bobby Cox. Yost spoke very highly of the Braves manager, saying that Cox is a very special person who doesn’t really even compare to anyone else.

Hey now, you’re an all-star

Having been to four All-Star games himself, Yost thinks the 2012 All-Star game will be a wonderful time that all of Kansas City can enjoy. He believes that a top-notch ballpark like Kauffman will without a doubt be the perfect venue for such a once in a lifetime experience–both for the spectators and the players.

Get your roll on

Yost also discussed the bullpen’s improvements, which he credits to the players’ confidence in and understanding of their rolls. He is especially pleased with Kyle Farnsworth who has pitched “spectacular” and has been on a “real nice run.” Yost would, however, like to get Joakim Soria in more games.

Hurt so good

Gil Meche is making progress and threw 10-15 pitches off the mound for the first time since being put on the DL due to bursitis in his pitching shoulder. Additionally, Luke Hochevar, who was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 12, feels much better and was symptom free yesterday.

Photos: All-Star 2012 announcement!

300_1188.jpgCommissioner Bud Selig awarded the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game to Kansas City today during an on-field presentation at Kauffman Stadium. 

A sign reading “Home of the 2012 All-Star Game” was unveiled during the ceremony. 

Afterwards, ATH attended Selig’s press conference.  He talked about his affinity for Kansas City and described it as a wonderful baseball city.  He walked the renovated Kauffman Stadium today and was quite impressed.  Selig believes that the All-Star Game will be great for Kansas City and the region. 

The game is tentatively scheduled for July 10, 2012.

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