PHOENIX -- Even as the American League All-Stars filtered into a conference room at the Arizona Biltmore, Yankees pitcher David Robertson was nowhere to be found. But Robertson wasn't big-timing anyone; the Yankees setup man was just getting to the hotel when the American League All-Stars were meeting the press.
Named to the All-Star team Sunday as a replacement, Robertson got up at 3:40 a.m. to catch a cab to the Newark airport at 4:10 a.m. His flight then went to Chicago, and he switched planes to get to Phoenix. While switching planes in Chicago, his bags got caught in a rainstorm and were still soaked when he picked them up in Phoenix.
Despite the travel woes, it was worth it for Robertson to make his first All-Star Game. In addition to the honor of making the game, he was also able to spread the word about his foundation to help the victims of the tornadoes in Alabama earlier this year at http://www.highsocksforhope.org:
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