The MLB All-Star game is quickly approaching. The Padres' lone representative announced that he won't be available to pitch in the game but he will attend.
"It's unfortunate that I can't pitch in the All-Star Game, but I get to pitch for my guys on Sunday against a division opponent," Ross said of his final start of the first half against the Dodgers. "That's a big game for us.
"I'm here to pitch for my guys. That's my No. 1 priority: I'm a Padre. These [regular-season games] are the only ones that matter. I'm here for the other 24 guys in this locker room."
I guess that means we have to acknowledge him as an All-Star but don't need to watch. I prefer it that way. Anything to keep me from sitting in front of the TV for 6 hours while players are substituted and advertisements are promoted endlessly.
You're probably wondering if there's anyone else worth watching in the game. I was wondering the same thing and tried to name the rest of the NL roster but came up empty. See how you do. Take this here quiz: