If the country didn't know how good David Wright was by his runner-up status in last night's Home Run Derby, they do now after his home run tied the All-Star Game tonight. The early few innings were a time for our All-Stars to shine, as Carlos Beltran the only other offense for the N.L. with a double, a steal and taking home on a wild pitch. It made me even more proud to be a Mets fan.
But then I had to stop watching and crank up the Ipod as MLB--in its infinite wisdom--decided to grind the game to a halt with a ceremony honoring Pirate legend Roberto Clemente. Now I have a great respect for the man's achievements on and off the field, even more so now after reading David Maraniss's great book from this spring. But if "this one counts" for the World Series, THEN WHY FUCKING STOP A GAME THAT IS SUPPOSEDLY VERY IMPORTANT. Argh. MLB can be such idiots.