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The MLB All-Star Game arrives to sear your retinas with the aesthetic nightmare of Marlins Park

Oh, sure, it looks innocent—from the outside (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Oh, sure, it looks innocent—from the outside (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Here’s what’s up in the world of television for Tuesday, July 11. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

The 88th Annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game (Fox, 7:30 p.m.): The best players in professional baseball have gathered in southern Florida to play a friendly match that now means slightly less than it used to. Not that you’ll notice, of course, because the game is being played at the garish affront to the senses that is Marlins Park, the unnecessarily slime-green home of the National League’s Miami Marlins. Now, this won’t come as any surprise to baseball fans, who’ve been goofing on Marlins Park and its mostly taxpayer-footed bill and its fish-filled backstop since 2012. But somewhere out there, an average TV viewer is going to be flipping through their local affiliates tonight, just as an all-star buries a pitch in Marlins Park’s practically nonexistent left-field seats. And then this monstrosity is going to go off. It’s either going to blow their minds, or kill them right on the spot.

Regular coverage

WWE SmackDown Live (USA, 8 p.m.)

Wild card

Adam Ruins Everything (truTV, 10 p.m.): Suggestion for something that Adam Conover can “ruin” in a future episode of his comedic-explainer series: The illusion that calling Marlins Park home is somehow less embarrassing than playing in a place called Hard Rock Stadium.