I was listening to sports talk radio tonight driving back to the hotel after the All Star Game. I heard to hosts talking about how boring the game was. How it needed to change. How stupid it is to have so many players on each team.
I didn't think it was boring. I thought it was fascinating. There were so many stories to cover. So many people made an impression. Here are some of my thoughts.
Justin Verlander tried to throw the ball through the brick wall. On the ultimate national stage, Verlander wasn't content to throw in the mid-90's or use his secondary pitches. He wanted to-no, he needed to throw 100 MPH. He did. And it was straight as an arrow. I thought he looked nervous. Uncomfortable. He pitched as if he had never been on the biggest stage before tonight. It was a much worse showing than the hits he permitted. Rather, it was a bad performance. Period. He didn't have command. He threw cookies over the plate and got hit. Hard.
Melky Cabrera has proven himself...