LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 19: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees hits a two RBI home run against the National League in the fourth inning during the 92nd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Dodger Stadium on July 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Wednesday, July 20th, 2022!   Catch up on what you missed yesterday in Sports with the article below!

Let’s start with baseball….where we had the Major League Baseball All Star Game last night…and the American League defeated the National League……3 to 2.   The Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton CRUSHED a two-run home run that put the A.L. on the board.   That was immediately followed up with a solo homer from the Twins’ Byron Buxton…and that was the game.

92nd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 19: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees poses with the Ted Williams MVP Award after the American League defeated the National League 3-2 during the 92nd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Dodger Stadium on July 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

 

It is the NINTH straight win for the American League over the National League.  In fact, the A.L. has taken 21 of the past 25 All Star Games.  Giancarlo Stanton was named the All Star Game MVP.   Pretty amazing.  Congrats to all the Yankees, Mets, and Phillies.   Major League Baseball is off today and then the regular season resumes on Thursday.

92nd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 19: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees look on during the 92nd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Dodger Stadium on July 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

 

NASCAR.  This is pretty cool   NASCAR is planning on running its first-ever “street race” in Chicago.    The race will be against the backdrop of Lake Michigan and Grant Park next July.  The series will begin a three-year deal with the city of Chicago.

NASCAR Chicago Street Race Press Conference

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JULY 19: Bubba Wallace drives in front of Soldier Field in promotion of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race announcement on July 19, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 

Basketball.   The Lakers’ so-called “Big Three” of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook say they’ve spoken on the phone and all three are committed to getting the Lakers back on track and being an elite team again.  While Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors were winning their 4th championship in eight seasons, the Lakers missed the playoffs entirely…embarrassing.

Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 19: LeBron James #6, Anthony Davis #3 and Russell Westbrook #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers react during the second half against Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

 

College Football.   Legendary Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban says that players made a combined three million dollars from NIL’s last year.  NIL’s are the new “Name, Image, Likeliness” deals that college players can make these days.   Saban suggested that Alabama probably does better in NIL’s than any other team…and I would agree…because Alabama is essentially another, miniature, NFL team.   TONS of players.  Makes sense to me.

Alabama v Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, TX – SEPTEMBER 14: Head Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after a third quarter touchdown during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on September 14, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

 

Back to baseball.   MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is getting a ton of heat for being question about the pay of Minor Leaguers and Manfred demanded that the players are getting paid a livable wage.   But according to the Twitter account More Perfect Union, Single-A players make $10,000 a year…Double-A players get $12,000 a year…and Triple-A players earn $14,000 a year.

MLB Owners Meetings

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 10: Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions during an MLB owner’s meeting at the Waldorf Astoria on February 10, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Manfred addressed the ongoing lockout of players, which owners put in place after the league’s collective bargaining agreement ended on December 1, 2021. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

 

If these numbers are correct, then Manfred is wrong.   Manfred has to step up and do the right thing and pay these guys.  Where do you think stars come from?   The Minors!

And that’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Wednesday, July 20th, 2022!   BAM!

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