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All-Star Media Day can be just as thrilling as the game

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WXOW) - Lights, camera, attention.

It's All-Star week in Minneapolis, and all of baseball's biggest stars are on display.

But for three hours on Monday, before batting practice, before millions of fans got to see them in action, the players were behind closed doors at the Hyatt Hotel, away from the hustle and bustle of Target Field.

Members of the media, including News 19, descended upon a series of press conferences Monday to ask local players everything from how Sunday's game turned out, to their outlook on how the first half of their season was, to which players have the best haircut.

It's a part of a different environment for most players, but one they embrace because of the fun that comes along with being an All-Star.

"We have four All-Stars. Anytime you have multiple All-Stars that means you're playing well as a team, and we are," said Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez. "That's why you see we have four Brewers players here."

Jonathan Lucroy, the National League's starting catcher in Tuesday's game, said he's really enjoying the moment.

"It's a great honor to have and a great honor to be voted in by my peers," he said. "Obviously that means a lot to me and i definitely appreciate it so i'm going to try and enjoy it the best I can."

Milwaukee has four players in this year's game The Minnesota Twins have two. All of them said they are enjoying the moment, and for at least for one night are forgetting the stress and frustration that can come from a long 162-game season.

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