The game itself was pretty awesome. I can’t believe Hoffman blew it with 2 outs and nobody on. When the lineups were announced I think that Freddy got a louder ovation than Bay. I really think he has become the most popular player for the Pirates. It was awesome to see him make the two best defensive plays of the game and here the whole crowd chant "FREDDY! FREDDY!" Bay also played well and he smoked a single but struck out in his other two at bats. Brad Penny was throwing GAS. I couldn’t believe how hard he was throwing.
The Clemente tribute was a nice touch and it was good to see Chuck Tanner and the older Pirates throw out the first pitch. After the pitch was thrown, they played "We Are Family" over the loud speakers. It was pretty cool.
This was definitely one of the best experiences of my life and I am so glad that I had the opportunity (thanks to my dad) to do this. Hopefully I can do it again when the All Star game comes back to the ‘Burgh.
Final Note: Sadly the Pirates miserable season that was forgotten for a couple days, resumes again tomorrow. This all star game will be the last time a meaningful game will be played in Pittsburgh for along time! Let’s see if the Bucs can turn this season around and make some good trades that will help us out for next year!