So apparently I picked a bad year to completely ignore the All-Star festivities.
Josh Hamilton belted 28 home runs in his first round of the Home Run Derby Monday night.
Last night was more drama, as the American League beat the Nationals (yet again) 4-3, in what some are already calling the “greatest All-Star game ever.”
Oh well, life will go on. As in, 363 days from now, you can be sure I’ll be paying attention to the All Star Game (and surrounding activities) as it will descend on St Louis in 2009.
I know this is not news to most, if any, of you. I think it’s important to note, however, in terms of the boon that the All-Star Game could and should be to the city of St Louis. This year’s team has renewed interest in the game and the park after the Cards lost their sell-out streak and saw attendance drop with last season’s sub-par effort. This year’s epic 15-inning battle in Yankee Stadium could perhaps renew interest in the All-Star Game itself. Not to mention, in the home park, we should get a glimpse of Albert Pujols in the Home Run Derby.
So chin up good Cardinal fans, the time is soon coming for us to represent the best of the entire Major Leagues to the world. Let’s top the show that grand ole House That Ruth Built put on. And to those of you so inclined, good luck getting tickets.
If only Ballpark Village would’ve been finished for this…