Lest you forget, Fox was sure to make you aware that this is Derek Jeter's final season in the majors. The Captain's name was spoken no fewer than 100 times on tonight's All-Star Game broadcast, but at what cost? That of remembering people like Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer, or Bob Welch—none of whom were mentioned during the broadcast.
Some have called for a mid-game "in memoriam" break, similar to those seen during Hollywood awards shows. That would probably make an already notoriously-long broadcast even longer, but what other opportunity does the game of baseball have to honor those who have passed? (When Ted Williams died prior to the 2002 All-Star Game, MLB responded by naming the game's MVP award after him; then, due to the game ending in a tie, didn't give the award out after all.)