This year’s game marks the last time that we will see Derek Jeter in the mid-summer classic. Jeter has given us many great moments throughout his career. He has gone 2 for 2 in his two at-bats. I know that I will miss him. He was a sure handed shortstop, heck Jeter has the gold gloves and five World Series rings to show.
Thanks for the memories Number 2.
Many people have thrown aside the All-Star Game. They think that baseball is on its last legs. Well, I do not think so. Baseball is America’s past time and will always hold that distinction.
Many people argue that the game is too slow and boring. Well, baseball requires one to pay attention. The game itself reflects life.
Life does not always move at light speed. Life is stop and go. It is hit and miss. Life is filled with thrills like hitting a grand slam and disappointments like the ball going between the legs (sorry Bill Buckner). These are among the many aspects that make baseball such a great game.
The All-Star Game marks the halfway point of the season with a few weeks before the trading deadline. It is during the second half of the season where many teams soar while others decline. This is where it gets exciting. It is a drama that repeats itself every summer going into fall.
And lest we not forget the Fall Classic which is the World Series. But that is a post for another time.
So, play ball!!!
Tech has invaded every part of our lives. Whatever happened to those halcyon days before tech and computers in particular?
This is not to say that all things tech are bad, hardly. Modern technology has helped to streamline tasks that would have taken significant time in the past. In general, technology is great.
It stops being great when one allows it to overtake their lives. Just look at people who are glued to their smart phones and pads, not to mention their Xboxes and Playstations.
We have become so enamored with our gadgets that we forget about the world around us. Nature is forgotten. The beauty of a morning sunrise is ignored. The blue skies are also forgotten.
The trend has become that humanity overlooks the damage it has caused our Earth. The pollution. The toxic emissions. The destruction of forests in the name of progress. These actions will come back to bite humanity in the ass.
Let’s face it, the Earth existed thousands of years before the first humans and will most likely outlive us as well.
We need to start paying attention and caring again. Humans need to put aside their technological distractions and appreciate the natural beauty that is around them.
Staring into a television or computer screen will not do this. We need to get out there and experience it for ourselves. Let’s be that change to make our world a better place.
Just when you thought that things could not get more bizarre for athletes this comes out. Phil Mickelson is under investigation by the Feds for insider trading. This really stinks since Phil has always gave off the impression of being one of the “good guys” in sports.
Yet, his name is being dragged around for possible insider trading. Let’s be clear that this all preliminary at the moment but still one hates see someone who has done a lot of good things have their name mentioned in a felony.
Phil has been a role model for many and hopefully this does not sully the public’s perception of him (at least I hope not).
Today is the day that we remember our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for the great country of ours. It is on this day that we need to say “Thank you”.
God bless America.