The best part of the HRD is the kids in the field shagging flies. Other than that, it’s a lame substitute for an actual baseball game. I’d rather watch the Nats play the Pirates from bad seats in the rain than this contest, but I’ll probably tune in for a bit anyway, just because I like to watch baseball on my birthday and cruel fate conspired to make it a non-starter most years because of the silly ASG. attackgerbil is 40 today, which is pretty darn old for a gerbil.
Consider this your happy homer thread to cheer on Nelson Cruz, Prince Fielder, Adrian Gonzalez, Ryan Howard, Brandon Inge, Joe Mauer, Carlos Pena, and Albert Pujols; hopefully one of them will do a Josh Hamilton impression so this thing isn’t a total time sink.