Celebrities, Former Major Leaguers Face Off in All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. (KMOX) – Actors, rappers, chefs and former All-Starsall on one field?

It’s not a fantasy game, it’s the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Held just before the All-Star Game, the exhibition game pits celebrities with ties to the sports world against the best former Major Leaguers.

St. Louis was well-represented on both sides during Sunday’s game, with rapper Nelly, Bravo TV show host Andy Cohen and former Cardinal Ozzie Smith all taking the field.

Recording artist Nelly performs during MLB.com All-Star Bash sponsored by Firestone, Captain Morgan White Rum and Buffalo Wild Wings at Epic on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for MLB.com)

Recording artist Nelly performs during MLB.com All-Star Bash sponsored by Firestone, Captain Morgan White Rum and Buffalo Wild Wings at Epic on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for MLB.com)

Cohen grew up in St. Louis, is a huge Cardinals fanhe even named his dog after rookie Michael Wachaand, according to MLB, he was pretty excited that his locker was next to Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.

The game airs at 9 p.m. CST tonight on ESPN.

“I was there when the Cardinals won in ’82, and he’s the Wizard of Oz, and my locker’s next to his,” Cohen told MLB. “I took a picture of it. You’re never going to see these two jerseys next to each other. That’s hilarious.”

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