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Fox’s in-game interview at All-Star Game is a hit

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the outfield at Marlins Park on Monday.
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the outfield at Marlins Park on Monday. Tribune News Services

Fox trotted out a few new ideas for its coverage of the All-Star Game in Miami on Tuesday, and they weren’t all great.

For instance, Alex Rodriguez roaming the infield talking to players during warm-ups wasn’t the best. But when Joe Buck chatted with Astros outfielder George Springer during the top of the third inning, that was pretty cool. Later, there also was an interview with Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

At least one current player and a bunch of fans loved the innovation.

Of course, not everyone was happy with the interviews. Here are some of the negative comments from fans, but they were outweighed by the positive ones.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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