There’s a reason why I call him Baby Jesus

I’ve been waiting a long time for this.  The last time the National League defeated the American League in the MLB All-Star game was in 1996.  That is until last night, when the National League finally defeated the AL for the first time in 14 years.

All thanks to Brian McCann, the catcher for the Atlanta Braves.  In the top of the 7th inning, down by one run, with the bases loaded and two outs, and no room for error, Baby Jesus takes a 98 mph fastball, and smashes it deep into right field, and just like that, the bases are cleared, McCann stands alone on second, and the National League is up 3-1.  This would be the final score, and without question, Baby Jesus is named MVP of the 2010 All-Star game.  Also without question, this is one my personal favorite highlights of the entire 2010 season to date.

I was up on my feet and screaming in joy, when the hit occurred, as the dogs whined in agitation at the noise I was making.  It didn’t matter, they just didn’t understand.  Very few people would understand, unless they are as big of sports geeks as I am.

I’d wanted to see the National League win the All-Star Game for quite some time, but for the NL to not only win it, but thanks largely in part to one of the guys that I root for on a regular basis, one of my boys to be the hero of the Midsummer Classic, was the icing on top.

In a time when I was feeling just a little blue, baseball was once again there, to bring me some happiness and joy, when I needed it.  Not only baseball, but baseball, led by Baby Jesus Brian McCann.

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