Wednesday, July 12, 2006

God Bless The Rangers

The scrappy little team that could not, sure does seem come up big in the All-Star game. Hey, the Rangers will probably never win a World Series, but they will continue to ensure home field advantage for the American League. It was Hank Blaylock two years ago homering off that one Dodgers reliever. Ah hell, what was his name? He had a catchy nickname like, "Career Over" or something. Last night it was Michael Young with a game winning triple—ensuring that the American League representative will the World Series on the field of its NL counterpart after completing a four game sweep.

Hey, maybe they don't deserve thanks at all.

And one final thought on the All-Star game. Yes, the idea of having an exhibition game decide home-field advantage for the World Series is kind of lame. Like players from the Royals, Devil Rays or Yankees have any vested interest in teams that might actually make it that far. But really, is it any dumber than having home field advantage rotated on an annual basis like they did for years? Or is this just another way for people to take uncreative shots at Bud Selig? Come on people, you can do better.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I DON'T KNOW, I KINDA LIKE THAT THE ALL-STAR GAME HAS IMPLICATIONS NOW... OTHER THAN THAT, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BORING GAMES TO WATCH WITH NOTHING ON THE LINE. I THINK IF THE WS HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE WASN'T ON THE LINE LAST NIGHT, THE AL WOULD'VE FOLDED IN THE TOP OF THE 9TH AND WE WOULDN'T HAVE SEEN THAT GREAT COMEBACK LAST NIGHT. ON THE OTHER HAND, IT'S BASEBALL. THEY MARCH TO THEIR OWN DRUMMERS...

MLBJennifer said...

What are you talking about? I want to see a high scoring game and the guys having fun. Now it is just like watching the other 162 games. They all seem so serious about the game. I say rotate home field advantage, or go with the team with the best record, like every other sport does.

Do you think they will let Barry watch the game next year from jail?