Long wait for Markakis ends with first All-Star selection

Long wait for Markakis ends with first All-Star selection

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Markakis kept saying he’d rather have a four-day break with his family than be named an All-Star.
Actually receiving his first All-Star selection changed all that. Suddenly he realized he’ll relish the time with his wife and three sons at a setting where he’ll be recognized as one of the game’s biggest stars.
“Yeah, it’s one of those feelings that you’ve never felt before,” Markakis said. “It’s definitely special, especially with my kids being old enough to be able to share it and remember it.”
Markakis, 34, collected 2,165 hits and two Gold Gloves in 13 seasons, including nine with Baltimore, before finally breaking through for his first All-Star selection in his fourth season with Atlanta.
Source: Chronic astros

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