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Well it's that time of the year. Players rest. Minds are eased. A meaningless game is televised by Fox as fans listen to McCarver rant.
It's the time of year when Bud Selig tries to convince anyone and everyone that the game means something and that this game is an appropriate means to decide home field advantage in the World Series.
Yes indeed, it's that time.
At least the NY writers have churned out some good articles on this All-Star Tuesday to bring us some meaning.
Alex still the Great?
Alex Rodriguez will not be partaking in the festivities but John Harper of the Daily News says he still has to be in the conversation as the best player in the game
. He also lists his top five.
Jeter turning back time?
Jeter is the oldest shortstop to start in an All-Star game since Luis Aparicio in 1971. Mark Craig says t0 the 35-year-old, age is just a number.
Doc brings the right medicine for the Yanks?
There is another team in New York!
Better hide those interim report cards!
Mauer love for the game!
Alan Schwarz of the New York Times details the life behind Joe Mauer's brother Jake
That's it for the All-Star links in the NY media.
But here are some quick hits on US Soccer
And last but certainly not least some gossip:
Maybe he won't choke in the playoffs now.
NAH...made my day!