Feel The Lack Of Excitement! David Letterman Announces All-Star Game “Replacements”
Baseball's All-Star Game is tonight, and in what's never a good sign, the people who won't be playing are more of a story than those who are. The All-Star exodus was bad enough, in fact, that it's officially become the butt of jokes - from a source that doesn't even normally focus on baseball, at that.
Yes, last night, David Letterman focused a portion of his monologue on the fact that the honor of being selected for the All-Star Game...isn't really seen as much of an honor anymore. Fortunately, though, Letterman's team had the inside scoop on who'd be there to replace absent All-Stars like Derek Jeter, David Price, Justin Verlander, Cole Hamels and Felix Hernandez, starting at 1:15 of the video below:
Man, still with the Charlie Sheen jokes? Just when you think the Sheen joke era is over, or at least close to it, there's another reason to trot out a picture of him from Major League. And as far as Christian Lopez making an appearance goes...maybe as long as Major League Baseball doesn't fly him out for free, resulting in a crushing tax burden. And if Jack McKeon made an appearance: that would be awesome, actually.
But the jokes themselves aside, the big issue here is that the All-Star Game is, quite literally, a joke at this point. Players don't seem to have any real desire to play in it. Fans don't seem terribly interested in watching it. The game does count for something, but should it? We're thinking Vin Scully was right.
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