By Dip Donnelly
So if you missed the MLB All-Star game last night, then you missed (what would amounts to in this blogger's mind as) NOTHING!
The AL won the game 3-0, taking their first victory in the last four Midsummer Classics. The AL pitchers cruised along, while everyone in America was essentially napping through this snore fest.
Then, Neil Diamond comes out to singing “Sweet Caroline” to start the eighth inning. Any true Red Sox fan would like to drop kick that moron.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Mariano Rivera; arguably the best closer that baseball has ever seen, came out for an appearance. Obviously, he was sent in for the eighth to insure that he got the opportunity to pitch. So the best closer in all the land pitched setup for the greatest game that doesn’t matter to real sports fans, but means everything to the two teams that win their respective leagues.
After his clean 1-2-3 inning, the crowd cheered the aging icon and the players gave him a standing ovation. Yeah, yeah... so you are retiring, maybe. Get off the field!
Personally, I hate the ceremony and fanfare... Good for you, you stole a base! Don’t take it out of the ground, stand there and wait to be knocked in by the next batter. Save the celebration for the locker room... Make it rain after the game.
Anyways, back to this farce of a baseball game... Mariano Rivera was named All-Star MVP. Not since 1999 when Pedro Martinez embarrassed 3 innings worth of NL Roid-Heads has a pitcher won the award. Rivera won the award based on getting three outs, it’s embarrassing! It is the equivalent of giving the really old guy that works at McDonald’s an Employee of the Month award just because he is retiring. (No one on the AL roster really deserved the award, and the NL played poorly.)
Wrapping up... if you missed the All-Star game, you are going to be okay. The AL won and the Red Sox will again have home field advantage in the World Series. That means, Boston fans, that your beloved Red Sox will be at some random NL ballpark when they sweep the World Series... for the third time.
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