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Fan Central Mailbag: ESPN.com forums update; All-Star Futures Game; #HRDerby; NFL Insiders and Nine for IX

Welcome to another edition of the Fan Central Mailbag. Remember, if you have an ESPN-related question, follow us @ESPN_FanCentral and use #FanCentralMB to tweet your questions. You can also e-mail them to [email protected].

Fan Central is here to be your go-to source for questions and to get important news, updates and information about everything ESPN. With that, before we get into your latest questions, we wanted to make sure you knew that this coming Wednesday, July 17, ESPN.com will be shutting down its forums permanently. With this change, a Facebook account will be required to post comments on new articles going forward. Previous comments and conversations will be closed for additional commenting but will still be viewable.

Now, onto your questions.

David Wright will take part in the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby on ESPN. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images)
David Wright will take part in the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby on ESPN. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images)

Is ESPN telecasting any minor league All-Star games this year? — William
The 2013 All-Star Futures Game will be on ESPN2 and ESPN3 this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. Odds are participants in this year’s All-Star Futures Game will be on an MLB All-Star roster in the near future. Past participants include Robinson Cano, Chris Davis, Prince Fielder, Bryce Harper, David Wright, Michael Cuddyer and Carlos Gonzalez, all of whom will be participating in Monday’s MLB Home Run Derby, (ESPN, 8 p.m.), followed by the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game. For those on Twitter, use #HRDerby to be part of the conversation Monday night.

I haven’t seen Suzy Kolber on ESPN lately. I was just wondering where she is. –- Paula
No worries Paula, Suzy is currently on vacation. You’ll be happy to know Suzy will be the host for NFL Insiders, which replaces NFL32, and starts on Monday, August 5. Besides Suzy as host, the show will feature Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, Bill Polian, John Clayton and Ed Werder, among others.

Will you have a DVD set of the Nine for IX series? I would love to buy them to show my basketball team. — Brianna
All Nine for IX films, which premiere all summer long on ESPN Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon the day after their respective premieres. A collectible DVD gift set with all films will be available on October 15, 2013. The remaining Nine for IX schedule is as follows:

July 16: Let Them Wear Towels
July 23: No Limits
July 30: Swoopes
Aug. 6: The Diplomat
Aug. 13: Runner
Aug. 20: The ‘99ers
Aug. 27: Branded

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