2009 MLB All-Star Game: Random Thoughts and Reflections

Amanda BrunoCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2009

ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  The St. Louis Cardinals Mascot Fredbird performs during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Here are some random thoughts, questions, and reflections from the 2009 MLB All-Star Game...

FOX had the worst camera angle in the history of the All-Star Game being televised for the ceremonial first pitch thrown by President Barack Obama.

It was then rumored that Obama's pitch bounced its way to the plate.

The National League committed two errors in the first inning, as the AL led 2-0.

Derek Jeter was drilled in the wrist by San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, sending Red Sox Nation to a cheering frenzy.

FOX paid more attention to President Obama than the actual game itself when he was up in the booth with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.

Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin came in the top of the third inning to secure the NL's lead.

Jeter cried when Michigan called a timeout against North Carolina in the 1993 NCAA football championship, but didn't have anymore timeouts left.

Why did FOX even mention that to begin with?

Taco Bell has the most whacked out commercials. "It's all about the Roosevelt's baby"—that had to be an almost two minute spot.

I wonder how much money Gatorade poured out to be the official sports drink?

Joe Buck and Tim McCarver's popularity officially hit into negative approval ratings

Jeter is an official spokesperson for Ford?

If Carl Crawford didn't make that catch, Jonathan Papelbon would have not only been outcasted from the American League, but Red Sox fans would never hear the end of it from Yankees fans.

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