Fifteen Frapping Innings!
It took fifteen innings for what I already knew would happen to go ahead and happen.
The #$%&ing AL beat the NL in the All Star Game.
I’m a devout NL girl. I loathe the Designated Hitter. I love that using the pitcher’s lack of hitting ability can become a strategy.
But even I have to admit after watching many of the interleague games this year…and last year…and years past…oh and most of the World Series for the past ten years…the AL is, probably, the stronger league.
*gah!* It gives me agita to actually say that out loud.
At least the NL made it sporting this year…
There were a few bright spots. The Giants entry to the fun, Brian Wilson, a closer coming in as middle reliever, didn’t embarrass us!
(Atlee Hammacker anyone?)
Our star boy, Tim Lincecum was a no-show after being admitted to a New York hospital with flu issues.
I was a bit sad about that, I would have loved to see Prince Tim pitch on the big stage. Oh well, he’ll continue to be our little ten-game-winner-at-the-All-Star-break secret.
Highlights were also the Rocky I love to Hate, Matt Holliday, depositing one over the fence. Also the NL battling themselves out of two innings with bases loaded and no outs. That they got FIVE outs in a row at the plate is really something.
Low light was the Marlin’s entry, one Mr. Dan Uggla. Nice three errors in two innings, meat!
*sigh* And so tonight, a day off for MLB. No baseball.
But something too look forward to: The Good Man and I got KICKIN’ seats for Friday’s game at AT&T Park.
C’mon Friday! Probable starters are CC Sabathia and Matt Cain.