Wednesday, July 16, 2003

The All-Star game last night really goes to show you how baseball can draw you back in. Allthough I am a huge sports fan...especially baseball...I am not a big fan of the All-Star game. Ususally the game last 4 hours, has no drama and is just plain boring to actually sit down and watch. This year was different. I'm not sure we can give all the credit to the fact that for the first time the winning division of the All-Star game gets home-field advantage in the World Series or not, but it does have a lot to do with it. One player before the game said this was the first time he can remember having a team meeting before the All-Star game to actually go over the signs )steal, hit and run, take a pitch, etc...). In years past, the coaches just let the players do whatever they wanted. So what was the result of all this? A dramatic 7-6 American League victory in which the game winning HR was hit in the bottom of the 8th off of the NL's best closer. How can you beat that?