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?
Kevin Keernan believes the Bombers should trade for Roy Halladay because it's a perfect fit. Joba Chamberlain and Austin Jackson should not be off limits.
Peter Abraham's has the details of the Yankees attempts to surpass Red Sox Nation.
There is another team in New York!
Ken Davidoff over at Newsday says the Mets are talking a good talk despite the reality of their situation.
Better hide those interim report cards!
Mark Herrmann thinks there is a lot left to do for these stadiums to be a success.
Darren Rovell details the attendance of these new stadiums in his sports biz blog.
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
Pavel Nedved US Bound?
Bob Bradley not loving Obama's promise to a Brazilian official?
And how the Red Bulls coaching staff is safe for now.
And last but certainly not least some gossip:
Romo drops bomb on Jessica.
Maybe he won't choke in the playoffs now.
NAH...made my day!