July 13, 2010

Gratuitous All-Star Game Observation

Doubling down on the National League:

So, the NL is due. Actually, no. The NL was “due” in 2002. But all it could muster was a tie in Milwaukee. And it has lost seven in a row since.

No more.

It ends at The Big A. And I’m not going to hide behind one of the easy arguments: It’s cyclical. … The NL will get lucky one of these years. … Yadier Molina, starting despite a .223 average, obviously saved his hits for Tuesday.

By saying that an NL triumph is bound to happen, you imply the AL’s 12-0-1 run was something of a fluke. It wasn’t. The AL has been the superior league since the mid-1990s – and, frankly, it still is.

But the NL will win Tuesday because of the same exercise that has decided ballgames since the 19th century.


“I’m not going to call any shots,” Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright said. “I just know we have a team that’s good enough to do it. No billboard material coming from my mouth.”


“It would be nice to throw the AL a whuppin’.”

It would, indeed. And maybe Matt Capps gets that save after all.

Posted by Robert at July 13, 2010 01:47 PM | TrackBack

Won't hurt neither to have Ryan Howard, Robbo; I'm sure you meant to include that.

Posted by: Mink Monica at July 13, 2010 06:29 PM

Sorry, no save for Capps, he had to settle for the win. But they did it! Woo Hoo!

Posted by: B.B. at July 13, 2010 11:41 PM

Hey, we'll take the win!

BTW, was I the only one who noticed that the post-Star-Spangled Banner fly-by was botched?

Posted by: Robbo the LB at July 14, 2010 08:14 AM
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