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Photo: Al Leiter shoots Matt Joyce’s official All-Star Game portrait

Unlike SOME PEOPLE, Matt Joyce(notes) of the Tampa Bay Rays appears quite excited to be at Chase Field for the All-Star Game.

In the hour before the Home Run Derby commenced on Monday night, Joyce forced MLB Network analyst Al Leiter to take his picture with Dan Plesac on the set of their show.

Joyce, a first-time All-Star selection, said it was "almost like disbelief" and "surreal" when he was told he made the AL squad. He said he was planning on spending his off days on the beach.

"But I tell you what: I'll take this trade any day."

And even if he doesn't happen to play, he can offer up a picture with Dan Plesac as proof he was there.

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