“Jokes about harvesting orphans for organs are hilarious!” -Daniel Tosh

I’m not ordinarily a big fan of the festivities surrounding the All-Star Break. I hate Chris Berman and Joe Buck. I don’t know 75% of the “celebrities” in the softball game. I think following baseball minor leaguers is somewhat of a futile exercise. And it drives me nuts that there are forty-seven commercial breaks between the ceremonial first pitch and the actual first pitch of the All-Star Game. But I watched as much as I could this year, and I enjoyed it, especially when the bar I was at chose not to play Fox’s audio feed of the ASG. And it’s always fun watching the senior circuit take those whipper-snappers behind the woodshed and make them cut themselves a switch. Even if it means having to root for a Tony LaRussa team. To be fair, though, the ASG was MADE for LaRussa. He gets to make a dozen pitching changes!

I appreciate your tips as much as Royals fans appreciated Robinson Cano’s 0-fer.

Enjoy the return of “meaningful” baseball, folks.