Yes, I know I'm biased, but I still think Mariano Rivera should have been picked as the MVP for tonight's All-Star Game.
I do think it's funny that Carl Crawford got that MVP award for saving Jonathan Papelbon - aka Cinco Dopo - from giving up a homer in the seventh inning. Even so, I would have liked to have seen Mo gotten the award. He set a record with his fourth-ever All-Star Game save, and he just happens to be the greatest closer of all time. If there was any night to give him that award, it was tonight, given that there was no clear-cut candidate for MVP.
And tonight, of course, meant it was the one time I rooted for the Red Sox and the rest of the American League. So while I normally would be hoping Papelbon would give up a homer, I was happy that Cinco Dopo was bailed out by Crawford. But even so, Mo should have been the MVP.
Anyhow, tonight's game, clocking in at two and a half hours, was a heck of a lot shorter than last year's fifteen-inning Yankee Stadium win. And a win is a win. It gives me more bragging rights against NL fan Squawker Jon, too.
A few other thoughts on the game:
* Red Sox Nation is peeved that Tim Wakefield didn't get to pitch. Too bad, so sad.
* Is there any event Sheryl Crow won't sing at? She'd perform at the opening of an envelope!
* What was up with Fox not showing where President Obama threw his first pitch to? Terrible, terrible camera work.
* Seeing Mo's teenage kids made me feel old!
* David Wright did a commercial for the game for "G-Force," the new movie about secret agent animals. So, Squawker Jon, since your man D-Wright endorsed the Disney film, that means you need to go with me! (Jon mocks me because my movie picks seem to consist of flicks with talking animals, mafia movies, and Tyler Perry films!)
What do you think? Leave us a comment!