NEW YORK -- They cheered the legends. They cheered the hometown heroes. They cheered the old owner. They booed the commissioner, booed
That would be
"Man, that was a rough night, I ain't gonna lie," Uggla, standing in front of his locker, said after the game. He smiled, then shrugged. "You just move on."
Uggla entered the game in the sixth as a replacement for the
Of course it wasn't supposed to play out like this. On Monday night Uggla -- with his brother sitting a few feet away -- slugged the first pitch he saw in the Home Run Derby, the beginning of an impressive power display. On Tuesday night, Uggla stepped onto the Yankee Stadium field -- with a dozen of his friends and family in the stands -- and was introduced as a member of the National League All-Star team. Tears welled in his eyes as he stood alongside some of the game's all-time greats.
Uggla says he wasn't rattled by the stage. "I wasn't tight or anything," he said. "There was a lot of adrenaline, yeah, but it just wasn't my night." He added, "Look, my reputation is already what it is. One bad night better not change that."
It was a long night for everyone. It was the seventh inning when National League All-Star
Two and a half hours later, long after
And no one was happier than Dan Uggla.