We flew out of Chicago just as the All-Star game was cranking up there. Now it is the 5th and the NL has sprung to life, in part with some timely hitting from some Bravos, namely Furcal and Andruw Jones. This game is a good one, and I think the decision to make this game decide home field advantage for the World Series is brilliant. I only wish Marcus Giles hadn’t been hurt last week and unable to play in the game. That’s a heartbreaker, as the kid is a great player who was obviously very excited about being an all-star for the first time.