83rd MLB All Star Game is in the books and what an All Star Game it was. It was basically the Sit Back, We’ve Got This – Love, The San Francisco Giants Game and it couldn’t have been more fun to sit back and watch. For us fans and for everyone else on the NL squad. Not that Ryan Braun didn’t put on a bit of a show (remember his completely unnecessarily dramatic catch in ’09? No? You’re not the president of the Ryan Braun Fan Club like I am?) and combined, the National League pitchers held the explosive American League lineup scoreless, which is pretty darn impressive.
Still, it was the Giants night. Maybe it was inspired by Sandy Alderson’s, ahem, well-thought out comments or maybe they just do well in Kansas City. Buzzing Selig. We need the AL Central in Interleague Play next season.
The music was all country and all atrocious, I had the unsquashable urge to yell “Clown question, bro,” every time Bryce Harper poked his head onto the screen and my belief that pinstripes are the most fab uniform ever was affirmed when Jeter and Cano and Granderson took the field. I was also wearing borderline pinstripes of my own. I think the people at H&M are secretly Yankee fans because they sell loads of clothes with pinstripes and then how can I possibly resist buying them? (I can’t, in case you’re wondering.)
Home field advantage is now safely resting on the NL side for 2012 and I can’t lie, this whole All Star break has got me craving the postseason. And autumn food. Pumpkins and cinnamon and… yeah. Mostly the playoffs, not the food, trust me.
Also! For those of you who have read this blog when the Marlins are in town (if you haven’t, catch up here), you know the whole “Marlins and the trout” thing. I swore it off after repeating it, oh, five thousand times but when Sergio Romo tweeted this photo yesterday from his Tahoe vacay, I couldn’t resist.
See, according to Sean Parker logic, people don’t hang a photo of themselves with a trout over their fireplace – they want to show off the 20 ton marlin or whatever. Since Twitter is a virtual over-your-fireplace, my world = shaken. Because this picture is him with a trout. People aren’t supposed to want to display that. Just excuse me while I reorient my world view. I’ll be back tomorrow.