Sports fans, what a day we have upon us...
I'm proud and excited to welcome you to the new "Midseason Classic."
The sun shines down and there isn't a cloud in the perfectly blue sky. Anticipation grows high as peanut shells sprinkle the ground and the smell of hot dogs fill the air as the crowd begins to rumble with a shared excitement.
This year, for the first time ever, before Josh Hamilton, Joey Votto and Carlos Gonzalez take the field in July to thousands of adoring fans, we introduce a brand new All-Star Game for your entertainment.
One team, a talented gathering of television's who's-who, moving off the small screen and onto the freshly cut green grass. The characters who we let into our homes on a weekly basis group up for a few short hours to take on America's past-time.
The other team, a classic cinematic convergence of stars from the most heralded baseball films of our time. The films that make tough men misty-eyed, the ones shared by father and son for generations, all together at last, in one dugout.
The wait ends here, baseball fans; here are your starting lineups for the most anticipated showdown of the year.
Now before we say "Play ball!", here to introduce our starting players, a very special guest...