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07/07/06 11:03 PM ET

MLB.com has Futures Game covered

History has shown stars of tomorrow shine at event

PITTSBURGH -- If you had followed MLB.com's coverage of the 2005 XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game, you would've seen Justin Verlander start for the U.S. team in Detroit, a sign of what was to come for the Tigers and their young ace.

Had you come to the site in 2004, you would have foreseen Aaron Hill's ascension to the Blue Jays lineup.

If you clicked here back in 2003, you would've seen Grady Sizemore's MVP performance and knew good things were in store for the Indians outfielder.

With that kind of history, why would you go anywhere else for your Futures Game coverage? Once again, MLB.com is the place to be to get all the information you'll ever need about the stars of tomorrow taking the field at PNC Park on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

MLB.com takes its coverage of the Futures Game to new heights here in Pittsburgh. Jonathan Mayo and Lisa Winston, co-hosts of MLB Radio's "Around the Minors," will host the first live video pregame show from PNC Park on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on BaseballChannelTV. They'll have interviews with players and coaches, features and all the analysis you'll need to get you ready for MLB Radio's call of the game, brought to you by Ed Randall and Brian McRae. Mayo and Winston will bring you live interviews from the U.S. and World dugouts between innings of the broadcast.

MLB.com's coverage of the Futures Game during All-Star Weekend began on Friday at 10 a.m. ET when "Around the Minors" kicked off the BaseballChannel.TV and MLB Radio live coverage from FanFest. If you missed it, don't fret. They'll be back on Saturday and Sunday, same time, same channels to discuss the Futures Game and everything else Minors.

We also followed hometown hero Neil Walker, the Pirates catching prospect who hails from the city, as he toured Pittsburgh. The special homecoming video journal can be seen only on MLB.com.

On Saturday, they'll be joined by MLB's senior manager of Minor League operations Sylvia Lind, who organizes the Futures Game every year. She'll come ready with Futures Game trivia for folks at FanFest and for everyone listening and watching online.

Sunday's show will feature two of the Future Game's stars: A's catching prospect Kurt Suzuki and Tigers pitching prospect Humberto Sanchez.

Then it's only a short four hours before Mayo and Winston hit the airwaves with the pregame show.

But the audio and video coverage of the Futures Game just scratches the surface. Have your e-mail ready because we'll give you access into each dugout. You'll have the chance to e-mail questions to the U.S. and World teams. Throughout the seven-inning game, we'll get your questions answered by your favorite Minor Leaguers.

But that's not all. We'll have the game story, notebooks on each team, a feature on the MVP, stories on the two Hall of Fame managers, Gary Carter and Ferguson Jenkins, and much, much more.

We don't know yet who the stars of Sunday's Futures Game will be. But this much is almost certain: They will make it to the big leagues sooner rather than later and there's no better place to see them shine before they reach the highest level than MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.