National 8, American 0: The All-Star Game on July 10 was nothing special in the grand scheme of things (unless you are the Giants, who gained World Series home-field advantage), but it was a never-to-be-forgotten night for two Chicago players, who openly showed their glee. And a feel-good night for those who could witness such open emotions. The Cubs Bryan LaHair, age 30, was chosen by his peers for his first -- and, it turns out, last -- All-Star Game, the fruits of persistence through the minor leagues. And the White Soxs Chris Sale, age 23, was unashamedly in awe at being next to boyhood heroes. What a wonderful night for fulfilled dreams.
JOHN SLEEZER, McClatchy-Tribune
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