…but I’m just not a fan of the Home Run Derby. I enjoyed seeing Swisher for the 10 seconds he was in the batter’s box…and Cano laughing and cheering for him…and Pettitte holding his adorable kid on his lap…and A-Rod doing a mini-interview. It’s just that having to watch hitters essentially take batting practice and listening to Chris Berman say “Back back back” over and over isn’t my idea of a great time. I’ll be looking forward to the actual game tomorrow night, and that’ll be enough for me until we get back to the pennant race.
In the meantime, speaking of blue crabs, I wanted to pass along info about a fun new book called “What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame” by Matthew Jacob and Mark Jacob. Did you know that Ken Griffey Jr. was allergic to the candy bar named after him? That Ted Williams used to time his hotel room service with a stopwatch? That Roberto Clemente was nearly killed by robbers but ended up with a box of takeout chicken? Take a look at the authors’ web site
for more anecdotes.