MLB All-Star Game 2012: Jose Altuve Talks Home Run Derby

Jose Altuve is just one of many reasons to be excited about this year's surprising Houston Astros team, but on Tuesday night, Altuve will represent the Stros in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.

Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports that Altuve is loving every second of his All-Star experience, including getting to be on the field during Monday night's Home Run Derby.

"It was something that I was waiting for," Altuve said. "I was really excited to be out on the grass there and watching those guys hit home runs. The last three Home Run Derbies, I just watched them from home, on TV. Now, I was sitting there. That was pretty cool for me."

Altuve is hoping to get a chance to dazzle the All-Star crowd, just like he did at last year's MLB Futures Game.

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