The Major League Baseball All-Star game is tonight. Are you excited? I am not and this used to be my favorite of all the all-star games.
For some reason, the MLB All-Star game has lost its luster. At least in my world. I remember the days when I could not wait to see Ken Griffey, Jr send 10+ balls over the wall during the Home Run Derby. I still have some of his Derbys on VHS. I remember the days when I could not wait to see all my favorite players on the diamond at one time: Jeff Bagwell, “The Big Unit” Randy Johnson, “The Big Hurt” Frank Thomas, Rickey Henderson, Fred McGriff, Mike Piazza, “Pudge” Rodriquez, the list goes on.
The game has not changed. There are still great players on the diamond that I enjoy watching: Josh Hamilton, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Kemp, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Elvis Andrus, the list goes on. However, something has changed for me where this game is concerned. I can not put my finger on it. I did not even realize something had changed until yesterday when I had no desire to watch the Derby. Then I realized that I have not been keeping up with baseball the way I normally do. That is when it got real. I am going to have to do some internal investigating.
Until next time…TOODELLS