All Star Break Open Thread. [Photo Credit: Alex Brandon/AP]
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home run derby
6 ack em flight tomorrow, meaning a 3:30 wake up, so I'm gonna tap out early.
Hey, as long as there's no actual baseball: has everyone seen this RE2PECT ad? I might just buy a pair of Nikes (something I haven't done in about 15 years).
(I particularly like how 'RE2PECT' is a kind of converse of our term 'NunE5'.)
 Just watched that. If they'd done it without the celebs (but kept Lester and Jordan) I would have loved it. But it's still good. Don't be surprised if that ends up appearing in game threads when he does good from here on out.
That's not a Nike commercial, that's actually Jordan's own brand (Jeter is a spokesman). Classy tribute.
Stanton is a MONSTER.
 I think Jordan's brand actually is Nike. Look here.
 Yikes..I never saw the Josh Hamilton at OYS Derby, was that as impressive? Really looked like Stanton was going to clear the stadium..
Muchmuchmuchmuchmuch too large a dose of Chris Berman for my taste.
Chris Berman is probably the biggest reason I *don't* watch the HRD. Even with the mute button on, that voice, that HR call is grating on my grey matter! ;-P
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