All-Star Game Recap | 07/16/08
First, to those of you who are in the Tie-Breaker, the results will be posted tomorrow as I evaluate the quality of your tie-breaking stories.
I went over to Jamie's to watch the All-Star game and I really, really thought the NL was going to win it. The pitching on both sides was dominant and although they gave the MVP Award to Red Sox (and FSU alum) JD Drew, I would have given it to Aaron Cook of the Rockies who pitched around Dan Uggla's three-error-inning with the bases loaded and no outs. All of the Cubs played well--even MARMOL who came in the game in the 13th and got through the inning in just 12 pitches with two strike outs. It was a good game so it's hard to assign the blame for the loss. Brian McCann for not blocking the plate when the winning run scored? Corey Hart for taking his sweet time to make the throw? Brad Lidge for pitching into that terrible situation? Clint Hurdle for allegedly making Lidge throw over 100 in the bullpen before he came in the game?
I watched the whole game and when 1:40am rolled around there was a little part of me that it was just thankful it was over. Now the Cubs will have their work cut out for them having to travel to Tampa for FOUR games in the World Series.