Video: Matt Harvey proud of MLB All Stars opportunity
MLB All-Star managers and starting pitchers speak ahead of Tuesday’s game.
Matt Harvey, New York Mets (starting pitcher for the National League):
“Having the opportunity to take the ball is something I’ll never forget and very thankful for, especially at home. It’s my first All-Star Game and it being at home, it’s extremely special and I’m very, very thankful.”
Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers (starting pitcher for the American League)
“It means so much, especially for being my first All-Star Game, you know, to finally be in this position and this is what you dream for, to be in this game. And to get the nod and to get the ball over some of your great pitchers – we go throughout the season and we see guys who absolutely deal, and for Skipper to give me the nod over those guys just means so much to me. I’m excited to pitch my first game.”
Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants and National Leage manager
“These guys are coming up now with incredible talent, these young players. So I think we are seeing a rash or influx of tremendous young talent that really is changing our game. I think they are just getting better, faster, bigger, stronger still, and it’s impressive to watch these guys. You play a game now, and I see more pitchers throwing in the mid-90s than I’ve ever seen, so I do think we are getting some great talent coming up from all over the world to play baseball.”