Grading out the All-Star Game
|"Bring out the Hall of Famers."|
-- The understandable rally cry from a weary fan during a 14th-inning bathroom trip.
Cal Ripken, Al Kaline, Yogi Berra and crew never entered the game, but the final All-Star game in Yankee Stadium also ended up being the longest Midsummer Classic ever. The game mirrored the rest of the season, as pitching was king. And it mirrored the last 11 All-Star Games, as the NL couldn't manage a win.
Yankee stadium emptied out as the night went on, but Professor Filice stayed until the final pitch to accurately fill out the never-ending game's report card.
|All-Star Game Grades|