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American League takes advantage of naïve voters, wins All-Star Game

Giants chances for home-field advantage dashed. Hope you enjoyed David Wright and Yadier Molina's Sleepwalking Spectacular Presented By Ambien

Mike Ehrmann

The items of interest to Giants fans in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game:

  1. Posey had an at-bat and struck out
  2. Bruce Bochy didn't do anything obviously silly. Heck, I'm not sure he was there

This concludes the items of interest to Giants fans in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.

Though if you wanted to stretch it ...

2. Jason Grilli pitched
Man, I was so disgusted when the Giants traded him for Livan Hernandez. Then he disappeared for a few years, wandering through Nepal with Ryan Vogelsong. Now he's an All-Star, throwing to Buster Posey.

3. Joe Nathan pitched
But we're used to that now. Here's what Joe Nathan does in his spare time:

4. Clayton Kershaw grew up idolizing Will Clark
They mentioned it on the telecast, and I didn't believe it. The Wikipedia source was a dead end. Then someone tweeted this article to me:

When the prized 20-year-old left-hander takes the mound today at Shea Stadium to face the Mets, he'll do so wearing the number worn by his boyhood idol, former San Francisco and Texas first baseman Will Clark. The No. 22 jersey was given to him by pinch-hitting specialist Mark Sweeney, who agreed to take the No. 21 shirt that became free when Esteban Loaiza was designated for assignment last week.

This seems important. Game on the line, Kershaw in the mound, catches Will Clark's eye ... the Thrill gives him a wink. He knows what has to be done. I'd do anything for Will Clark, so I'm assuming Kershaw's right there with me.

At the very least, it's one more reason not to hate Kershaw. I just hope he goes 0-32 with a 1.39 ERA for the next 20 years. Oh, that would also create a sabermetric holy war. Everything would be great about that.

5. Paul Goldschmidt hit a home run off Tim Lincecum