(MINNEAPOLIS) – On Tuesday, the 2014 MLB All Star game was played between the American League and the National League, at Target Field, in Minneapolis. The 85th All Star game established a record high in TV ratings and was recorded as the most watched game after 2010. The Nielsen Media Research said that around 11.3 million people watched the game on Fox, and drew a rating of 7.5.
However, the home-field edge for the World Series did not go with the National League, as they were defeated by American League 5-3. During the first half hour of the game, people were eyeing at Derek Jeter, an American shortstop, who plays for New York Yankees, and was playing his last All Star game. During his final act, he did something very extraordinary. His opponent, Adam Wainwright, accepted that he intentionally gave Jeter an easy pitch to hit, however, Jeter made use of humor to reject this controversy.
Jeter said, “I don’t know, man. If he grooved it, thank you. You’ve still got to hit it. I appreciate that, if that’s what he did.”
Earlier, an inauguration ceremony was held, in which thirty best teachers of North America, representing each team of Major League Baseball, were brought in on the baseball field along with the players. Moreover, Idina Menzel, an American actress and singer also performed in the ceremony, with a serenade.