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TBLA Monday morning links: July 8, 2019

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Happy All-Star break!

MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers lost their third straight game to the Padres on Sunday, taking a losing streak into the All-Star break. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

Cody Bellinger and four other All-Star Dodgers made their trip to Cleveland after Sunday’s game. Bellinger brought the necessities with him.

Tim Browne with Yahoo Sports wrote an incredibly hilarious story about things guys at the Futures Game can’t do. So what I can’t hit a home run to the third deck of Progressive Field, at least I can make mac and cheese. Beat that, Gavin Lux.

Around the league ...

Sports Illustrated asked their staff if they believe every MLB team should have an All-Star representative. The answer was an overwhelming yes.

Christian Yelich will no longer participate in the 2019 Home Run Derby, giving the rest of the players a greater chance at success.

Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy will undergo a CT scan after a home plate collision with AstrosJake Marisnick.