• They Were All-Stars In 2008…Four Years Later…Not So Much

    Posted by on June 16th, 2012 · Comments (6)

    This evening, my 8-year old son and were watching the 2008 All-Star Game.

    Hey, that’s how me and my boy roll. We like watching baseball. (And, yes, I recorded it back in oh-eight. Com’on, the last one in the old Yankee Stadium. How could I not record it?)

    Viewing it, tonight, what amazed me the most was how many players in this game were “All-Stars” then and now are very much no longer All-Star type players. Man, a lot can change in baseball in just four years.

    Comments on They Were All-Stars In 2008…Four Years Later…Not So Much

    1. MJ Recanati
      June 18th, 2012 | 11:36 am

      I’m sure any All-Star Game boxscore you look at, you’ll find plenty of guys that wouldn’t make it a few years later.

      I was at that game at Yankee Stadium. It was a brutally hot and humid night and the game just kept on going and going. Lots of fun but, wow, was I tired the next day.

    2. June 18th, 2012 | 11:51 am

      At least you stayed for the whole game…unlike #13 who showered and left the park as soon as he was out of the game. :-)

    3. MJ Recanati
      June 18th, 2012 | 3:13 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      At least you stayed for the whole game…unlike #13 who showered and left the park as soon as he was out of the game.

      I paid a hefty sum to be there so I was going to get my money’s worth.

    4. June 18th, 2012 | 3:42 pm

      I hear you.

      I had “our seats” for that game. Well, actually, I had seats because of our seats. IIRC, the Yankees did not save our seats for us – but, gave us other seats.

      But, I was laid off in 2008 and had no idea how long I was going to be out of work. So, I sold the tickets – at face value – to Ron (who was in our group at that time).

      I still lament not going. But, I have a family to feed…

    5. MJ Recanati
      June 18th, 2012 | 5:03 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      I remember. I was initially going to buy them from you but I remember that I didn’t want to spend for the HR derby and all the other stuff. So I ended up buying a single seat across the field from Box 457, in the LF upper deck, for a hefty sum but less hefty than what the Yanks were charging us for the total experience.

      I’m glad I went but, damn, that wasn’t a cheap night.

    6. June 18th, 2012 | 5:32 pm

      I wonder how expensive it will be when the game is at CitiField. Probably not as much…after all, that was the last one at the site of the original Yankee Stadium.

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