July 16, 2008

Thoughts on the All-Star Game

Say, did you hear this was the last All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium? I think they might have mentioned that once or twice, but I wasn't sure.

Will the same courtesy be granted next year for the final season of the Metrodome, complete with highlight packages of the two world championships and the glory of the 1985 All-Star Game?

When Sarah Jessica Parker, Sheryl Crow and Bud Selig were standing side-by-side, I don't know how I could even begin to make a "rank who you like least" list. It would've taken me the length of the game, probably.

That Steinbrenner moment certainly had a strong whiff of "last public appearance before his death," didn't it?

Those of who remember Cristian Guzman from the Twins certainly laughed when he entered the game as a pinch runner, and was subsequently thrown out trying to steal second. How'd he make the All-Star team? Was there no one better on Washington?

I tried hard to stay awake for the whole game, but sort of dozed off periodically between the 10th and 15th innings. I was awake, however, to see Justin Morneau score the winning run. I can't wait to hear today's sports radio discussion over whether Brad Lidge being the losing pitcher in the All-Star Game will cause him to melt down once the second half starts.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 16, 2008 12:33 PM

ahhh, the convenient selig rip. lucky for you baseball has been so successful. now your club is getting a new stadium. but i assume that is happening in spite of bud.

Posted by: chickenboy at July 17, 2008 12:15 PM

Check out Guzman's stats... they're much better than you think.
Also, I think that he is BY FAR the best player on his team.

Posted by: Dan at July 17, 2008 01:36 PM
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