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In California, All-Star Legends & Celebrity game should shine brighter

July 11, 2010 |  6:41 pm

This is Hollywood, home to celebrities.

They’re everywhere in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas -- except the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Game.

I was sitting here in Angel Stadium with columnist Bill Shaikin, and we both wondered where the star power was on this warm summer day in Anaheim.

The legends' side holds up its end of the bargain. Ernie Banks, Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson, Bo Jackson and countless others are involved in the friendly softball game.

Marisa Miller -- one of the world’s most recognizable models -- is a good start for the celebs, but the fall from there is steep.

Quinton Aaron is a good supporting actor, but he doesn’t wow much. And I’m sure my mom would love to see James Denton from "Desperate Housewives." But Mario Lopez? I’d rather watch reruns of "Saved by the Bell" than see him play softball -- and I wouldn’t be too keen on doing the former.

In California, where most of the film industry operates and many stars choice to live, there should be access to better celebrities than a guy who worked side by side with Screech.

In years past, there have been Chris Rock, George Lopez, Jon Stewart and Bob Knight.

So, the next time you get an All-Star game, Los Angeles area, home to Hollywood, step up the star power.

-- DeAntae Prince