As the middle of summer arrives, baseball is set to once again take over center stage in American professional sports. With the biggest stars in NBA free agency committed to new contracts, NFL training camps weeks away and the World Cup ending with a superb finish, the sporting world belongs to baseball's Midsummer Classic.
With the starting lineups set and the starting pitching battle announced, it's time to imagine what will unfold at Target Field on July 15. As the American and National Leagues battle for home-field advantage in the 2014 World Series, the opposing managers from last year's Fall Classic—Boston's John Farrell and St. Louis' Mike Matheny—will battle wits once again.
For each squad, let's take a look at the lineups, starting pitchers and moves to watch for in the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.