The 2013 All-Star Game

citifield“Ken Tremendous”, better known as one of the co-creators of Fire Joe Morgan and Parks & Recreation, pegs the All-Star Game best:

The MLB All Star Game: it counts, but it’s just for fun, but home field relies on it, but every team must be represented, but fans vote, but

It’s fun… but it’s dumb. That’s sort of what makes it fun, I guess, or at least it did when I was a kid and no one pretended it actually “mattered”. Anyway, it’s still the best All-Star game of any of the four major sports; the NFL Pro Bowl is so irrelevant that they may discontinue it, and the NBA & NHL events are a no-defense rough facsimile of their sports. In mid-July, there’s no other sport on the map, and that’s the way I like it. Clayton Kershaw, the lone Dodger, will pitch the third inning for the National League.

American
National
LF
Trout
2B
Phillips
2B
Cano
RF
Beltran
3B
Cabrera
1B
Votto
1B
Davis
3B
Wright
RF
Bautista
LF
Gonzalez
DH
Ortiz
C
Molina
CF
Jones
SS
Tulowitzki
C
Mauer
DH
Cuddyer
SS
Hardy
CF
Harper

 

907 comments
DBrim
DBrim moderator

"I got 1000 rts, ma" is my favorite deflection ever.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

At least Kershaw pitched a clean frame, although it was weird. His delivery looked almost sidearm compared to most times I've seen him pitch

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

Some guy in my league has this as his team slogan, "Outfielders sale!!! Including Braun, further markdown pending upcoming suspension!" 

I assume this is because of biogensis, or however you spell it. 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Bah! I find myself unhappy with the Daft Punk Robot Umps design. Im trashing it

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

@DBrim this whole story makes me glad for like the 1,525,298th time that twitter did not exist when i was in HS/college.

Lobo
Lobo

@Moon Warrior (VND) He was probably just like "Meaningless game?  Guess I'll pretend to be a sidearm pitcher today"

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

@EephusBlue its funny... if you were to draw a black line to kinda separate the 2 halves of this guys face, you get 2 completely different types of looks.... Guy on the left could be a manager at your neighborhood office max. Guy on the right could be a biker or a shady character of sorts.... Guy on the left could also be Oswald from the Drew Carey show lol.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

It was around for the last few years of college for me, but it was after freshman and sophomore year so everybody had calmed down a bit.

Lobo
Lobo

@Mike Petriello @Lobo That's probably because they were one of the first goth punk bands, generally with stuff like this it's the later bands that really take it to the extreme.  Kind of like how The Ramones were definitely loud and crazy at the time but by today's standards really aren't

Lobo
Lobo

@Disgruntled Goat  @Lobo @Mike Petriello That is pretty sweet.  My uncle would love to have one of those.  He doesn't have much vinyl, but he still hangs on to some of the ones he had growing up.  I think he has one or two Ramones vinyls

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

@Lobo @Mike Petriello Interesting. I'm not really into goth that much, but these guys aren't quite as dark as that term usually implies -- especially because they're singing about "Party Time," so this could be Bill & Ted. I like it.

MSTIer: Jake
MSTIer: Jake

@EephusBlue @Dodgers' 7th Ring thats just the way it works with legends dude, its like impossible to say anything bad about vin or sandy or any other legend, mariano is like those guys

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

@Dodgers' 7th Ring @EephusBlue Its true. He is one of those topics that people get offended if you dont absolutely love him. Look at the whole "it was emotional to see Rivera pitch his last all star game" stuff the media is running with.