The Neighborhood: Feigin reveals timeline for All Star Game, Bucks D-League name

MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin joined “The Neighborhood” on Sunday morning to reveal timelines for hosting a future All Star Game and a team name for the new Development League affiliate in Oshkosh.

Feigin discussed the process the Bucks used to submit proposals to host a future All Star Game, which will be either in the 2020-2021 season or the 2021-2022 season. That process, he explained, involved a shared interest with the NBA to bring an All Star Game to Milwaukee.

“It’s a matter of when,” Feigin began. “…Part of our campaign and what we’ve said to the NBA is ‘We’re all in this together. This is a huge message for a small-market team to have [the All Star Game] on an international stage.'”

“My expectation is if we didn’t get it for 2021, some team that was maybe a little more deserving might get it, but there’s no way we’re not going to get it in the near future, which is important to us.”

Feigin also announced a timeline for naming the D-League team being established in Oshkosh, which broke ground on arena construction early last week.

While a team name is set to be announced in the “next couple weeks,” the Bucks have made it a priority that they’d like the name to be taken seriously, thus, names like the “Deer Ticks” and “B’Goshs” are not being considered. Feigin said at least one of the names up for discussion was submitted by a fan, but he didn’t provide any other hints.

Bucks’ Antetokounmpo leads East with 30 in losing effort

NEW ORLEANS — The Eastern Conference All Stars fell to the Western Conference All Stars 192-182 Sunday night, but were led by 30 points from Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.

“Yeah, it was amazing. The experience was unbelievable,” Antetokounmpo said of his first All-Star experience. “I enjoyed; I hope all the fans enjoyed as much as I enjoyed.”

Antetokounmpo added six rebounds and three steals in the always offensive-minded All-Star Game. New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis took home MVP honors with a record 52-point performance for the West. Antetokounmpo joked that if he had played more than 22 minutes, he would have earned the award over Davis.

“I was this close to being an MVP but coach kicked me out, so no.”

Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon took part in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night, logging three points, four rebounds, and five assists. That contest featured the league’s top first and second-year players.

Milwaukee remains off for the All Star Break until Friday when they host the Utah Jazz.

 

Mallards’ efforts not enough in All Star Game loss

KENOSHA, Wis. — Madison Mallards outfielder Zach Jarrett struck out twice and Troy Bacon fanned two batters in a 9-5 All-Star Game loss.

Competing on the South Division roster at Simmons Field in Kenosha Tuesday night, Madison’s representatives didn’t have enough firepower to make up for a 7-0 lead in the very first inning for the North Division. The North scored on seven hits to lead things off, while the South was forced to play catch-up the rest of the night.

Jarrett, who leads Madison with 34 RBI, couldn’t get on base, striking out twice and going 0-for-3 at the plate. Bacon leads the Northwoods League in wins despite playing a reliever role. He showed his dominance with perhaps the best performance of anyone on the South Division roster, striking out two batters in 2/3 of an inning of work.

Madison returns home Thursday night at 7:05 to host the Kalamazoo Growlers.

Lucroy singles in only plate appearance of All-Star Game

SAN DIEGO — Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy singled in his only at-bat in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Petco Park.

Lucroy entered the game in the seventh inning, representing the National League All-Stars and already trailing 4-2 to the American League. With nobody on base, Lucroy ripped a single off New York Yankees reliever Andrew Miller to give him a perfect 3-for-3 performance in All-Star Game at-bats. Lucroy went 2-for-2 in 2014’s Midsummer Classic.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto took the loss for the National League, allowing five hits and three earned runs over his one and 2/3 innings of work. The American League was paced by Kansas City Royals first baseman Erik Hosmer, who went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the second inning. The AL would win the 87th All-Star Game 4-2, taking the contest for the third straight year.

Two Mallards named to All Star Game roster

MADISON, Wis. — The Northwoods League announced its All-Star Game rosters on Sunday, including Troy Bacon and Zach Jarrett from the Madison Mallards.

Bacon (Santa Fe College) has pitched to a 2.14 ERA so far this season with a 5-2 record, while Jarrett (UNC | Charlotte) is batting .276 with six home runs and 32 RBI.

The Mallards are currently second in the Southern Division in the second half of the season (3-2, 26-15 overall) after a 6-0 win over the Kalamazoo Growlers on Sunday. Bacon pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out one of the batters he faced. Jarrett was 1-4 with one RBI.

The Mallards’ representatives will head to Kenosha for the July 19th All-Star Game with a 7:00 p.m. start time.

The entire Northwoods League All-Star Game roster can be found below:

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