Real fast: Who was the MVP of last year's All-Star Game? Remember? It was Miguel Tejada, pre-B-12, back when everyone considered him a real Team Leader and Stand Up Guy. The guy will be there tonight too, and we hope you enjoy tonight's All-Star Game, because, well, you'll almost certainly forget about it by this time next year.
Come to think of it, our last two All-Star memories are Roger Clemens getting shelled a couple a years ago, and, of course, everyone's favorite All-Star moment, the "tie game" with a befuddled Bud Selig, shrugging, looking lonely and very, very tired.
David Pinto over at Baseball Musings will be live-blogging this business ... assuming the game doesn't get rained out. Which would be awfully fun.
Anyway, it'll be fun to see if Joe Buck and Tim McCarver can avoid saying the words "Bonds" or "indictment."
By the way, it's nice to have those two back on a national stage, isn't it? Isn't it?
MLB All-Star Game [MLB.com]