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The Major League All-Star Game

Does it get any better than this? You have a lineup full of the best hitters in the world, and what happens? Whiff! Pitchers duel! After all was said and done there were 18 total strikeouts. The pitching matchups were some of the best. Jiminez, Johnson, Halladay, Bell, and Wainwright for the National League matched up against Price, Petite, Lee, Verlander, and Hughes with the American League, just to name a few. These over powering pitchers put down some of the biggest names in baseball with three strikes; Pujols, Howard, Jeter, Ortiz, Swisher, and Konerko just to name a few.

So Long, Boss.

Today is a sad day for all baseball fans alike. George Michael “The Boss” Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July13, 2010) has lost his life to a massive heart attack in Tampa, FL at the age of 80.

Steinbrenner led a group of investors to buy the New York Yankees in 1973. He owned the Yankees until his death, which was the longest length of time in club history. During his ownership, he led the Yankees to 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles.

My whole life I have been a huge Atlanta Braves fan. So as you know, I have always had a certain dislike for the Yankees. But, as much as you can dislike someone you have to respect them. Mr. Steinbrenner and the Yankees are due respect. Thank you Mr. Steinbrenner for all these years of wonderful baseball!

So today, on the day of the MLB All-Star Game, let us put away the National and American Leagues, let us lay down the tomahawks and pin stripes, today let us be baseball fans and mourn the loss of one of the most powerful and respected men in sports.

RIP Mr. Steinbrenner.