OK, I am generally against these things, the All-Star game, the Hall of Fame, the batting title race, the Rookie of the Year race, etc., as distractions from winning and losing. And with the Pirates a stunning, mind-blowing, hard-to-believe 30-60 at the break, it's even harder to not regard such trumpery without irritation.
But the game is in our beloved park, and J. Bay is hitting fourth, and Freddy of all people could make an appearance. So raise your hand if you are watching the All-Star game, and raise your glass if you have one. To our park, the greatest of parks!
And let's go you Buccos.