Thursday, July 12, 2012

2012 MLB All-Star Game Thoughts

As a Chicago Cubs fan, I was happy to see the National League roll to an 8-0 victory over the American League in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.  Were they inspired by Chipper Jones' great speech in the locker room?  (Probably not.)  I don't know, but with a three-game win streak, it's great to see the NL finally start to take control over the last few years.  Even if my Cubs won't benefit from the World Series home field advantage provided by the victory.

Speaking of the home field advantage, did anyone else think it was ridiculous for Tony LaRussa to have the ability to make ANY important decisions in a game that "matters" now?  If I work at McDonalds and then quit, they aren't letting me make the schedule for next week, are they?  What would I care?  LaRussa was probably throwing darts to set his lineup (flask in hand may or may not be optional in this scenario).  He was on top of his game, though, when inserting a (Cardinals) third baseman into the game to play first base ahead of an actual (Cubs) first baseman.

LaRussa's favoritism aside, I thought it was a fun game.  Below are three of my favorite moments.

3. Prince Fielder

It's been a while since I ripped on the Fresh Prince of Detroit, but did you see him trying to scoop up Derek Jeter's throw on that awesome play in the first inning?  The smile on Jeter's face was not because this was a fun exhibition game.  He was trying to hold back from laughing as hard as I was!

2. Hybrids make us stupid?

Guys.  This woman forgets how to put GAS in her CAR.  Apparently she's had a hybrid since 1972 and has never had to fill it up.

1. Ivy. Double. Check.

Kerry Wood + discount double-check + french horns + ANDRE DAWSON = Cubs fan's dream commercial

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