Now I remember why I don't watch (or follow) major league baseball anymore. In a word--BOOORING.

With nothing else on TV, I decided I'd try to watch the All Star game last night (with a book in hand). First, the introduction of players took forever--and their on-camera antics were embarassing.

Am I being anti-American if I mute the singing of the National Anthem? As usual, the person singing (I have no idea who it was) gave an awful rendition. When Jose Feliciano gave a "different" voice to the "S.B. Banner" many years ago, people complained. Now, it's the norm. At least Jose had talent.

Commercials: directed to the youth of America. Beer, cars, sex (Er.Dysf.), movie promos, phones, fast food, etc. Obnoxious.

Then, of course, the game itself. 3-0 and as boring as the score. Worse yet, the jibber-jabber from the announcers (Joe Buck and Tim McCarver). Yes, it's their job, but please--enough already! Like I said, I pretty much had the TV on mute the whole time.

I missed the "finale" and went to bed. Every year I say the same thing: "last one". But I don't want to miss anything, so I'll probably eat my words.

(Question: Did they do "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch? I hope not. I was in bed anyway.) 

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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2013 at 12:53pm

This spud has not the slightest interest in sports either FA, and I'm never tempted to watch.  If I did watch, I would agree with your complaints Randall.

Comment by Daniel W on July 18, 2013 at 9:48pm

Maybe whenever you hear "God Bless America", think "Godless America".  More tolerable.  Just thought of that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 17, 2013 at 5:57pm

I haven't the slightest interest in sports, but I attended a Chicago Cubs game just last week with family members who were visiting from out of town.  Before the start of the game I unfortunately had to sit through the singing of "God Bless America."  As I rolled my eyes, I thought how it seemed so unnecessary, obnoxious and out of place.  Why is it so accepted and expected to have religion forced upon us during a totally non-religious and unrelated public event?        

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