"The only bad thing about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three days."
Whitey Herzog, former baseball manager
On The Mark and I were talking late this afternoon wondering why the National League was even going to show up for the baseball All-Star Game. American League players are just so much better.
On our elevator news channel, I saw that USA Today mentioned that 27 million hot dogs were going to be consumed this baseball season. I guess that is what you call job stability for current and future heart surgeons.
The Most Valuable Player of the game was Miguel Tejada from the Baltimore Orioles. For winning MVP he was awarded a brand new, fully loaded Chevrolet Corvette, which is probably on the high side worth $60k. He makes $10.7 million a year. I wonder if he really cares about the car? Chevrolet would be better off donating the car or the money the car would cost to a charity.
The game was a nice diversion from thinking about how corrupt and self-serving our politicians are on both sides of the aisle.