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Did you actually stay up and watch all of that? I confess: I didn’t. But at least I can read about it on the ol’ series of tubes, eh?

Babes Love Baseball has your recap, by the numbers.

Walkoff Walk was there, and has a recap by the feelings.

The ‘Ropolitans says it was tedious.

Thanks to Jeff Passan, we now know why Ichiro just had to be at the All-Star Game this year.

Wax Heaven discusses Dan Uggla’s “uggly” night and gives it a BFD.

Leave it to ShysterBall to come up with the line of the night: “Danny Haren (neck beard) v. Kevin Youkilis (dead badger on chin) has to be the worst facial hair matchup in an All-Star Game since at least the 70s.”

Personally, I found the coverage of the the Josh Hamilton Love-In—aka the Home Run Derby—a little odd. And I’m starting to feel like all that love should maybe, you know, be shared a little?

And I also felt the need to comment on all the roster angst.

From the Hartford Courant via Center Field, the breakdown of whose lockers the Boston’s All Stars were using in the Yankee clubhouse. Of particular note: Manny was borrowing the locker last used by Carl Pavano. GET AWAY FROM THERE, MANNY! UNCLEAN, UNCLEAN!!!!

Jonathan Papelbon said something stupid? No WAY!!!! Get right outta town. (Yanksfan v. Soxfan)

Pap got booed. Mrs. Pap may have been threatened. Bleacher Report says Poor Pap. WasWatching says puhleeeeease.

Of course, Red Sox players aren’t the only ones to get booed in New York. Philly’s Chase Utley got it from the crowd, too—only he gave it right back. The 700 Level has video.

What have you been reading about the ASG? Leave links in the comments, or email me!

10 Responses to “Hump Day Reading: All-Star Hangover Edition”

  1. Lyndsay says:

    “Who wrote this ‘hilarious’ one, anal fissures?”
    “That’s a real thing.”
    “Yeah, well no one here has it.”
    “…Someone has it.”

  2. Lyndsay says:

    my quote steal from The Office is the one comment on this story??? jeeeeez Deadspin is all over this by now…

  3. Lyndsay says:

    this makes me particularly glad that I don’t work in a profession in which the causes of my sick days are broadcast across the country.
    “Yeah, she’s PMSing pretty bad…she’s gonna be day-to-day until her flow lightens up.”

  4. Sarah Green says:

    The worst part of that story was the part where they said the hemorrhoids “probably need to be lanced.”

    Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

  5. interesting column on Hamilton in the metro this week, Sarah. I liked that you brought a new angle to the whole drug addict story. I wasn’t expecting a jab at drug war idiocy. balls to you.

    think in the movie version, Cole Hauser will get to play him? (Benny from Dazed and Confused, also in Good Will Hunting- I would like to post a photo here but I can’t figure out how)

  6. Sarah Green says:

    Thanks, Lyndsay! I feel like it would have been more than a jab (at least, a more developed jab) if I had more than 475 words. But the sprawling New Yorker article version will just have to wait.

    For the movie version, if he weren’t already looking a little too old for this particular role, I would go with another Dazed and Confused alumnus: Matthew McConaughey. I feel like there is a strange resemblance there. And he seems to like to do these sports movies.

  7. Boston is hell on earth says:

    Nothing about Manny taking three against title town to spite the brass, Sarah your a fraud and a joke.

  8. Sarah Green says:

    Did New York become Titletown while I was away this weekend?

  9. Paul Moro says:

    I agree that Boston is hell on earth, or damn well near it. But his inability to distinguish between “your” and “you’re” embarrasses me as a New Yorker and makes me wish that this guy wasn’t one of us.

    Making enemies on both sides!

  10. Lyndsay says:

    I can’t take McConaughey seriously in that role though. I just keep picturing Wooderson strolling up to the plate, going “alright alright alriiiight…” he also gave too many damn motivational speeches in that Marshall movie for me to believe he could play a SERIOUS drug addict (as opposed to the chilled-out, happy drug addict he plays in his personal life).

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