With the Midsummer Classic in our rear view mirror as well as the resulting few days of break, now is as good a time to stop and take stock of where we are. As an excellent philosopher once said, “If you don’t stop every once in a while and look around, you might miss something.”
Where do we begin? There are so many stories happening during the baseball season. Mike Trout proving his Rookie of the Year season was not a fluke by having another “Quiet as it’s kept, I’m the best player on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton” season.” The Pirates are over .500, way over .500 with Pedro Cerrano’s spiritual heir Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen leading the way. But when I think about the really cool and important things that have happened and are going to happen, This is what has drawn my attention.