No games today still (and I’m still enjoying my break). I watched about 4 innings of the All-Star game last night in spite of my swearing I wasn’t going to, before I fell asleep for 12 hours last night. Michael Pineda threw a shiny clean inning, and the FOX Sports announcers couldn’t be bothered to stop talking about Derek Jeter long enough to recognize what was going on. After a few years of having watched both TBS and Fox Sports baseball broadcasting, my theory is that the announcers for those games don’t even really care about baseball – it’s just a paycheck to them, and if the players don’t have big names, they won’t bother to talk about them on the air. Even Justin Timberlake, who was a little tipsy at the time, called the announcers out on national TV. It will be a fine day when there are announcers for nationally-aired games that even act like they care a little bit about what’s happening in front of them as it unfolds.
I do have something to share, though, courtesy of Tom. This guy tried to throw an LSD-enhanced no-hitter ala Doc Ellis. The problem is, he’s not Doc Ellis, and even if he was, he’s only playing a video game, so it’s not really that much of an accomplishment. It’s worth watching, though, if for nothing else than watching him blame the “umps” for his failures.