I have a confession to make. I did not watch the MLB All-Star Game. But I also didn’t watch the Pro Bowl, the NBA All-Star Game and whatever it is the NHL is doing these days. Most of it was apathy, part of it was being busy. But it’s hard to feel strongly about something that seems so contrived.
I suppose it’s somewhat blasphemous to have missed the mid-summer classic. After all, it is an annual rite of passage and ever since King Bud decided to imbue it with meaning, it has taken on slightly more importance. But really, why would I watch Ichiro and friends when I can watch Ichiro’s countrymen instead:
Seriously, Japan. What are you guys doing over there?