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.