I figured people might want to talk about the All-Star game here. Although it doesn't hold that much allure if you're an A's fan. I just heard on the radio through Marty Lurie that Duchscherer was told he was a "deep reserve" by AL Manager Terry Francona. So I don't suspect we'll see Duke in the game unless it goes extra innings or something. But that's actually fine by me. The less wear and tear on one of our key bullpen guys the better.
The AL lineup looks like this:
I wonder if A-Rod will punch Varitek if Varitek strikes out?
The NL lineup looks like this:
The top of this order is impressive, but I've got to say the AL lineup looks vastly better. Although the NL pitching is better overall.
Hasn't Fox been saying "This time it counts" for three years now? Doesn't the "this time" imply it's different from the other times? I'm just saying, perhaps it's time to come up with a new slogan, folks.
Let's go American League. (the all-caps and exclamation points are reserved for the A's - sorry)