Episode 79 is a special All-Star Week episode of The Baseball Diaspora Podcast. Recorded minutes after the end of the 2014 All-Star Game, Brock & Ben dedicate the majority of the episode to recapping & discussing the All-Star festivities. The guys break down the All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby & the Futures Game, then weigh in with ways to improve all three events & the All-Star Week as a whole. Brock & Ben touch on MLB’s decision (at long last) to honor the late Glenn Burke, a gay baseball pioneer before turning their attention to the second half of the season. The guys assess how injuries to Yadier Molina, Brandon Phillips & Joey Votto may impact the very tight NL Central race, then take a look around the league to update their understanding of the baseball landscape entering the second half.