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.)