Thank you Michael Young. A nation of sleepy, blurred eyed baseball fans thanks you for putting us out of our misery ending the longest All-Star game in MLB history last night/this morning. You did us a favor because the other options (continuation or a tie) were too sad to discuss. Even if Buck and McCarver kept bringing them up. I have to be honest with y’all, I didn’t tune into the game until the 7th inning and saw J.D. Drew’s homerun. Up until that time I was blissfully pissed off at the world for screwing me over once again. So thank you baseball for taking my mind off of that. And killing my growing fondness for your game.
Anyway, I’m too tired (and still angry) to do anything substantial. So let’s take a look back at the All-Star game that was. Hey, did you guys know that it was the last All-Star game ever in Yankee Stadium? Huh, did ya?
The sac fly from Young…
…and Justin Morneau‘s winning run.
And then there were celebrations.
And more celebrations.
I’m told J.D. Drew won the MVP award. Good for him I suppose.
Because of Dioner Navarro‘s slow ass we had to endure more innings. Run faster next time!
As a new Tigers fan it’s my obligation to include a picture of the team’s sole representative, Carlos Guillen.
I hear the pregame celebrations were nice.
I’m a sucker for night time stadium shots.
And we end with Grady Sizemore. If you even have to ask why you probably shouldn’t be reading this blog.
Okay can we get back to regular baseball now pls?
And if Carlos Guillen ends up on the DL for playing in that marathon of a game, I will seriously hurt someone.
(Can you tell I’m bitter about the all star break??)
That game was amazing.
Pujols was Pujols. Ludwick and Longoria were just… wow. And I couldn’t be more thrilled for Kaz and Navi.
Now yes – back to regular baseball. (And the Cards and Rays starting to win again)
why don’t you say Navarro was out because Russell Martin is awesome in everything baseball-related?
Omg grady…made the game watchable lol
I hung in until the twelfth, fell asleep on my couch and was woken by the AL celebrating. Bah. At least I got to watch some Chutley.
I nominate Dan Uggla as the AL MVP.
Sheesh, poor guy…3 errors, a late-inning, rally-killing GIDP and a later-inning strikeout. (To be fair, NOBODY could have hit that sweetass curveball from Soria. Nobody.)
One more day until real baseball!
Minda – I liked D. Wright looking back at Soria after his strikeout like WTF was that? Yay a Royal finally got to play in an all-star game!
Agreed, Minda. Uggla for MVP!
Grady Sizemore is the best part of this post. :b
*sigh* National League lets me down again…
Is the All-Star Break over yet? I miss baseball.
Pedroia got 16 of the 28 first-place votes and easily beat out Minnesota slugger Justin Morneau. Pedroia became the first AL second baseman to win the award since Nellie Fox in 1959. Pedroia joins Cal Ripken Jr. and Ryan Howard as the only