I watch the All Star Home Run Derby every year. I’m not afraid to admit it.
If you are a hardcore, pitch by pitch, tweet every homer and strikeout kind of fan, you should watch it too. I say the because it is dull, and without tension. In the middle of a baseball season that is truly a marathon effort, fans often see the season as 162 wind sprints. It can be exhausting biting your nails at the end of every game. Its seems like hardly two or three games go by before “That was a tough loss to take.” appears on my Twitter timeline, or in a conversation with a friend. They are all tough. There are almost always going to be around seventy tough nights in six months.