Thursday, July 17, 2008

Longest All Star Game Ever Held at The House That Ruth Built

At a record time of 4 hours and 50 minutes and 15 innings of length, Michael Young's Sacrifice flyball allowed Justin Morneau to score in the bottom of the 15th inning, giving the AL their 12th straight win in as many years.

The house that Ruth built is set to be closed down due to the construction of the new stadium being built on the opposite side of the street. It is only fitting that the All Star game be held in Gotham City this year AND that the game would be as good as it was. It was NOT just the game itself, but the Home Run contest the night before where Josh Hamilton hit 28 homeruns in the first round alone and 35 altogether even though Justin Morneau ended up stealing that from Josh as well. Even though this all star break ended up being more about Justin Morneau, it really was more about Josh Hamilton and his incredible feat of 35 homeruns only to not get the title...equally admirable was having his All Region Coach Counsil throwing BP to him. At the young age of 71, who is to question Counsil's ability to throw BP with 35 HRs as a result?

I was thoroughly excited with the game as well as the festivities at this year's HR contest. I felt bad about Dan Uggla who had himself a rough day...shake it off's just a game! Well, I never got a chance to go to Yankee Stadium...I feel a little bad about that...but my hope is that I do get a chance to get to the new stadium at some point in my life. I am not sure I am willing to drop 65 large on a seat at the very last Yankee game this year and I don't have 265 bucks to go to the cheapest seat...let alone the flight to NYC...but neither does anyone else these I plan on watching it from the same sofa as everyone elses...the one at home with a drink and a burger hoping that the Yanks win...not because I am a Yank fan...but every home team should win that game...there IS a feeling within that says that the sports Gods may even allow the Yanks to rebound and get into the playoffs JUST for that reason...they have their work cut out for themselves with the Sox and Rays playing MUCH better than they are...but then...crazier things have happened in 28 first round HRs and a the longest All Star game to boot!

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