The early part of the Home Run Derby was sort of fun. The interviews during some of the performances were irritating. Seeing the home run balls splash in the fountain was fun. But the fun quickly wore off and there were some strong opinions of what happened late in the first round. It seems that since this picker has a particular team affiliation, any opinions here about what happened are not allowed. So we will leave it there. Let's just say the program was turned off and a rerun of Antique Roadshow was watched instead.
The odds were long on picking a winner. And those odds certainly worked against the pick. But that is okay. Being wrong was expected. It will count as a loss on the tally and that is fine. Today, the pick is for the winner of the All Star Game. The National League has won two years in a row. But those games began with power arms. This year will be different, hence the pick:
- The American League over the National League: The American League appears to have the stronger lineup. Matt Cain is a great pitcher. But he does not have blow-you-away stuff. Justin Verlander, on the other hand, has that kind of stuff. Here is a guess at how it will go. The AL will score two or three runs in the first two innings. The NL will score a run or two off of Jered Weaver and Verlander. The AL will score a run against R.A. Dickey. The final score will be something like, 5-2. Enjoy.
Games of the Day: 53-40