I only have three things to say:
- Thank God someone else's team boasts the loser. After being saddled with three losses in the last 4 games, I had my fingers crossed.
- Home Field will mean more to the NL than the AL. The top two home records at the break (Atlanta, Mets) are NL teams. San Diego's home record is a not-too-shabby 27-19, and this team is built for this ballpark. It would be all kinds of awesome for the Padres to make the World Series, and host 4 of the 7 games. Heck, they might even win the thing.
- Marlon Byrd should have been the MVP. Brian McCann's double can't happen without Byrd's walk, and the AL has two on,one out, and a big ol' rally in progress without Byrd cutting down David Ortiz at second.