However, when the rosters were finally announced, there was only ONE name on both rosters that I recognized.
Yes, the former Mets closer, who ruined a good portion of my baseball watching childhood (ask any Met fan!), somehow made the Atlantic League all star team even though his ERA is 5.94.
How is that possible?
A better question is probably who cares? I'm probably the only one in the United States questioning Armando Benitez's legitimacy in the Atlantic League all-star game so you can tell how great Armando's impact was on my life.
With that said, I'm hoping to see Armando pitch tonight just for the sake of name recognition and for an added bonus, let's hope Armando gets lit up.
***** *****Perhaps the best part of the Atlantic League All Star game is that there will be a celebrity softball game before the actual All-Star game.
You read that right, folks: a celebrity softball game. Who knew that could happen in the Atlantic League?
For a pop culture buff like myself, the list of celebrities attending the game is brilliantly random. Here are some of my favorites:
Fantastic. This weird and wacky group should make the softball game somewhat watchable and hopefully entertaining.
Pictures and commentary likely tomorrow.
(photo: Paul's Random Stuff)