I'd like to be able to say that I watched it, but the truth is I didn't. I didn't bother. I wasn't even home. I wasn't even at a sports bar with a television. But when I found out the outcome of the game, I felt pretty good about my decision to skip it. So instead of doing a good, bad and ugly of this game, I think I will just do a good, bad, and ugly of the All Star Games in general.
Since homefield advantage was added to the all star game, its actually given meaning to this game. Its certainly fun to see all these amazing players on a team together, but giving them a reason to play makes it more interesting.
Fan voting. I don't mind that fans get to vote, I just mind the whole 20+ votes each fan can get.
Every team has to be represented in the all star game, which means you get situations like Mark Redman being selected as an all star pitcher in 2006, because he was the best pitcher on the Royals. But the best pitcher on the Royals went 11-10 with a 5.71 ERA that year. So you get the idea.
Respect Jeter's Gangster is Still for the Children
Yesterday was the closing for the Children's Health Fund raffle. However, it had been expressed from different individuals that they would like to donate but have not been able to do so yet. In light of this, we are going to extend the raffle date to Friday, July 23, with the results being made known on the following Monday. So get your donations in, and get in on the raffle! Get the details to participate here!