How to Watch the All-Star Game
The Midsummer Classic, in our opinion, is the best All-Star Game to watch. Who wouldn’t want to see all of the best players in a sport gather together for a fun, exhibition game?
To maximize the fun, we’ve devised a drinking game (featuring your favorite GameDay All-American Vodka drink of course) to pair with while watching the best baseball players on the planet prove their worth. Let’s see if you can keep up.
This Game is 21+. Please Drink Responsibly.
Any mention of Shohei Ohtani’s place in baseball history: 1 Sip
It’s remarkable how well the Angels pitcher/outfielder has played this season with a league-leading 31 home runs while sporting a 4-1 record on the mound. He’s the major storyline in this All-Star Game, and he’ll be mentioned often enough that you’ll get plenty to drink from this prompt alone.
A player on your favorite team makes an out on defense: 1 Sip
We’ve got at least 51 outs to make and most of them won’t be strikeouts, so somebody has to make a play in the field. Reward yourself when someone on your team does his job with a nice sip of a cold drink.
Any time Rob Manfred is shown on the screen: 1 Sip
The commissioner is always at the All-Star Game and he’s a favorite television shot for broadcasters during the game. Manfred might also do an interview during the game on FOX, so that will also count as a shot when the interview begins.
A home run is hit: 2 Sips
The ball flies a lot further in the thin air of Coors Field, so the homer might zoom out of the park more often than a traditional All-Star Game. That being said, these are some of the best pitchers in the game, so any home run is a cause for celebration with two sips of your best drink.
Scenic shots of nature: 2 Sips
Colorado is a beautiful state with all of the mountains and other great natural wonders in the state. This prompt also includes the famous Red Rock Amphitheater, which is set in the gorgeous rock structures just outside of Denver. If FOX wants secondary video of Denver, it will use plenty of nature shots.
A player on your favorite team strikes out: 2 Sips
Yes, these are some of the best pitchers in the game, but there are very few batters who get more than two at-bats in the All-Star Game. Drown your sorrow with three sips when someone on your team wastes his chance with the bat by striking out.
A mid-inning pitching change: 3 Sips
Most of the time, the All-Star Game has a new pitcher for each side every inning. Sometimes, a pitcher might get two innings of work. But it is extremely rare for a manager to switch the pitcher in the middle of an inning. So take the commercial break from the pitching switch to enjoy some of your favorite drink.
Any mention of the All-Star Game being moved to Denver: 3 Sips
This is a fact many people missed before the season, but Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver due to a voter suppression law passed in Georgia. It will likely be mentioned at some point during the broadcast, probably early on, so it will be a good opening drink.
Any highlights from the 1998 All-Star Game: 3 Sips
Coors Field has only hosted the All-Star Game once before, in 1998, so any highlights from that game deserve to be celebrated. Ken Griffey Jr. won the Home Run Derby that year and the American League won the game 13-8. Roberto Alomar was the game’s MVP after going 3-for-4 with a home run.