–CSG takes a nice look at what Reds fans have to look forward to in the second half of the season.

–Despite making one bad pitch in the actual game, Edinson Volquez had a fantastic time with the All-Star festivities.

–I think Dusty Baker is intending to employ a full-court press in the second half:

“Like a basketball team, you nail a three-pointer, steal an in-bound pass and get a layup right before the first half,” Baker said. “Then you come out in the third quarter smokin’, while everybody is hopefully in vacation mode.”