Chicago Cubs: North Side All-Stars put on a show in Washington, D.C.

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From the much-hyped Home Run Derby to Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, the Chicago Cubs representatives did not disappoint in Washington, D.C.

Each year the festivities of the Major League Baseball All-Star game provides much excitement. There are so many events and special appearances during All-Star Week, it makes it difficult not to enjoy it even if you consider yourself just a casual fan.

This year’s All-Star Game provided an extra ounce of excitement with it. Why?  The Chicago Cubs not only sent three of their own to the Midsummer Classic, but also helped give some oomph with the addition of two entries into the Home Run Derby.

So while Chicago may not have boasted more than half the National League starting lineup as they did two years ago, this might have been even better. Jon Lester, making his fifth All-Star appearance, got to watch as Willson Contreras and Javier Baez took it all in for the first time.