One of the main attractions of MLB All-Star weekend is the Futures Game.
There, baseball’s top prospects meet to play a seven-inning game and show off the skills that make them the game’s most promising young stars.
People who may not be as familiar with their everyday minor league game can also see them in action.
Many of today’s stars played in the Futures Game as young hopefuls.
Most of them have great memories and stories to tell about the game.
The American League vs. National League game will take place at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. ET.
For the Washington Nationals, Cade Cavalli and Darren Baker will be the team representatives.
A cool family feat
It makes for a really cool story for the Baker family: Darren is Dusty’s son.
“Cade Cavalli and Darren Baker are going to the Futures game for the Nationals. Cool for the Baker family as Dusty manages the AL in the All Star game at Dodger Stadium,” journalist Jesse Dougherty tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Cade Cavalli and Darren Baker go to the Futures game for the Nationals. Cool for the Baker family as Dusty manages the AL in the All Star game at Dodger Stadium.
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) July 7, 2022
Baker became one of the few managers to have 2,000 career wins this year, and he’ll have another fond memory to tell his grandkids: he’ll be sharing an All-Star weekend with his son.
It’s probably every father’s dream: to see their sons pursue their dreams and be among the best in their field, no matter what.
Baker, who led the Astros to the second-best record in MLB at 53-28, will be in charge of the American League.
Darren, a 23-year-old second baseman currently in High-A, will play in the Future All-Star game.
What more could the Baker family ask for?