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All-Star Monday: In Real Life

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A day before the 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, we are on the scene around Miami and Marlins Park as players and fans enjoy All-Star Monday festivities in and around the city and ballpark.

Right before the night's events got set to wrap up with the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, Aaron Judge hit the roof during batting practice, showing he -- and we -- were ready for the slugging showcase on ESPN.

A day before the 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, we are on the scene around Miami and Marlins Park as players and fans enjoy All-Star Monday festivities in and around the city and ballpark.

Right before the night's events got set to wrap up with the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, Aaron Judge hit the roof during batting practice, showing he -- and we -- were ready for the slugging showcase on ESPN.

7:55 p.m. ET: Judge the juggernaut

Video: Judge hits the roof during BP before Home Run Derby

6:57 p.m. ET: Walk of fame

Tweet from @AllStarGame: All rise. @TMobile #HRDerby pic.twitter.com/zLGlUFwzeP

6:45 p.m. ET: Once you Papi...
David Ortiz might have more experience doling out dingers, but he's glad to be handing out chips and greeting fans at Marlins Park.

6:28 p.m. ET: Ozuna banking on Big G
Perhaps it's no surprise that National League starting outfielder Marcell Ozuna is going with Marlins teammate Giancarlo Stanton in his Home Run Derby bracket.

5:21 p.m. ET: Keeping it .400

Video: Turner on his .377 batting average, All-Star Game

5:00 p.m. ET: Beard game strong

Tweet from @MLB: Robbie and Nellie with the fresh beards. #ASG pic.twitter.com/NdHnqzSvxQ

4:44 p.m. ET: Astro boys

Tweet from @MLB: The @astros position players take the stage. #ASG pic.twitter.com/9At5R7NZOp

Tweet from @MLB: And now the arms. #ASG pic.twitter.com/Ep4n2rNopr

4:39 p.m. ET: Harper proud of Nats

Video: Harper on Nationals representing in the All-Star Game

4:32 p.m. Bell of the ball

Video: Bellinger discusses his early success, HR Derby

4.17 p.m. ET: All-Star Game Royalty

Tweet from @AllStarGame: .@Royals in the building! #ASG pic.twitter.com/yUA3qDRqv2

4:13 p.m. ET: Aaron?
The one time that Aaron Judge has not stood out in a crowd.

4:05 p.m. ET: Heavy medal

Tweet from @MLB: .@ChrisArcher22 reppin��� his @WBCBaseball gold medal. #ASG pic.twitter.com/b3exdsh842

4:02 p.m. ET: First time's the charm

Tweet from @MLB: Young studs. #ASG pic.twitter.com/3ooSa5Aui0

3:56 p.m. ET: Clayt the Great

Video: Consistent Kershaw excited for seventh All-Star Game

3:53 p.m. ET: Stanton on stances

Video: Stanton sees similarities in HR Derby foe, Judge

3:39 p.m. ET: Off the wall
The National League All-Star Media Day session is held near the Home Run Sculpture at Marlins Park.

3:33 p.m. ET: Martinez teals all

Tweet from @LangoschMLB: Carlos Martinez said his wife gave him the ok to color his hair teal for ASG. And, yes, he plans to imitate swings during HR Derby tonight. pic.twitter.com/wBwhTmRnpB

3:30 p.m. ET: Hollywood holds court

Tweet from @MLB: Hollywood in the building! pic.twitter.com/vOyKyfZ7hb

Tweet from @MLB: And the rest! pic.twitter.com/01GX01CtE6

3:13 p.m. ET: Was that Le Tigre or Blue Steel?

Tweet from @MLB: A taste of what's to come tomorrow on @MLBONFOX. Watch the #ASG, Tuesday at 8pm ET. pic.twitter.com/IJpblW7QNS

2:53 p.m. ET: Skips on steps
American League manager Brad Mills and National League manager Joe Maddon have a conversation after announcing their lineups and starting pitchers in the All-Star Game news conference.

2:33 p.m. ET: Harper starts All-Star Monday on right foot

Video: Harper unveils his new Under Armour cleat

2:03 p.m. ET: Commissioner chats with fans
Commissioner Rob Manfred answers fans' questions at the annual Town Hall event at FanFest.

1:51 p.m. ET: Unsung heroes
A line forms outside the entrance for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby shaggers at Marlins Park.

1:21 p.m. ET: Young fan's question goes the distance

Video: Young Marlins fan asks HR Derby question at FanFest

1:16 p.m. ET: Ichiro's not cut out for hiding
You never know who you'll stumble across on All-Star Monday.

12:49 p.m. ET: Thomas talks young superstars

Video: Thomas on success of Judge and Bellinger In Real Life

12:47 p.m. ET: Can Kimbrel K Frankie?

Tweet from @CDeNicola13: .@kimbrel46 vs. @Lindor12BC @PlayBall Park. @AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/5ShJrmK7O9

12:28 p.m. ET: Frankie's no-hit stuff

Tweet from @CDeNicola13: .@Lindor12BC takes a turn at pitching bounce ball to kids @PlayBall Park @AllStarGame. pic.twitter.com/WKyTVEJ95D

12:16 p.m. ET: Cleveland love in Magic City

Tweet from @CDeNicola13: .@SliderTheMascot and @Lindor12BC reunite @PlayBall Park, and it feels so good! pic.twitter.com/4SAamRNtDn

12:10 p.m. ET: Big Papi at FanFest

Tweet from @MLB: .@davidortiz stopped by the @CocaColaCo station at #FanFest to sign for some fans. pic.twitter.com/WpUc4F6ILd

12:05 p.m. ET: Lou Seal strikes Posey pose

Tweet from @CDeNicola13: You never know who'll be the backstop @PlayBall Park! @LouSeal01 gives it a shot. pic.twitter.com/BzMa2wdLEr

11:53 a.m. ET: TLC for T.C.

Tweet from @CDeNicola13: T.C. makes a friend @PlayBall Park. pic.twitter.com/w6m9lXLvoP

11:29 a.m. ET: Pirate Parrot at FanFest

Video: Pirate Parrot has fun at FanFest in the batting cage

11:25 a.m. ET: Mintz at FanFest

Video: Mintz of Cespedes Family BBQ throws 82 mph at FanFest

10:59 a.m. ET: All-Star Pin Day
Sand and sun and in the forefront is a reminder the All-Star Game is here.

10:51 a.m. ET: FanFest
Bryce Harper swung by FanFest to chat with some kids and display his new cleats. And, of course, the racing Presidents had to come, too.

10:49 a.m. ET: Field dedication
Luis Clemente, Benito Santiago and Roberto Clemente Jr. are on hand for the All-Star field dedication at Jose Marti Park.

10:37 a.m. ET: Field dedication
#PlayBall!

10:35 a.m. ET: FanFest
Anthony "the Oxi Clean dude" Sullivan signs autographs for fans at FanFest.

10:34 a.m. ET: FanFest
Ready to paint the town All Star orange and blue at FanFest.

10:33 a.m. ET: FanFest
Rumble Ponies? Check. Jumbo Shrimp? Check. Lake Monsters? Check. FanFest features this spectacular wall of every Minor League hat. How many do you have?

10:24 a.m. ET: Field dedication
Baseball royalty: The Clemente Family is announced at Jose Marti Park. #PlayBall

10:19 a.m. ET: Field dedication
Commissioner Rob Manfred: "It really is our most important responsibility" #PlayBall

10:14 a.m. ET: FanFest
It's never too early to get some swings in at All-Star FanFest. Which one of these kids will we see in the Home Run Derby one day?

10:14 a.m. ET: Field dedication
Favorite part of All-Star Week is the Legacy program.

10:13 a.m. ET: Field dedication
#PlayBall strategy meeting

10:12 a.m. ET: Field dedication
"Are we going to be in a movie?" -- Luis Almazan of #KiwanisOfLittleHavana #PlayBall

10:12 a.m. ET: Billy the Marlin is ready
Someone is ready for a big day. @PlayBall #ASG #HRDerby #BillyBall

9:53 a.m. ET: Field dedication
Rain can't stop the #PlayBall movement. Manfred is about to dedicate #ASG Field at Jose Marti Park.

Tweet from @marathoner: Big thunder this morning in #Miami, bigger thunder coming tonight. @TMobile #HRDerby #ASG #wallbangers pic.twitter.com/3ryebm1iv6

Tweet from @castrovince: Honestly would anybody have complained if they just had a couple undercard derbies and then made this the main event? pic.twitter.com/5Q0jAuKp0F

Tweet from @CDeNicola13: "Yo I heard the rainstorms ain't nothing to mess with, but I can't feel a drip on this strip." Rise and shine! It's @TMobile HR Derby Day! pic.twitter.com/3Dxwa3IXmk