The game itself bores me, quite frankly. Half the players there don't belong there and the ones who do, aren't. It's a popularity contest where the fans vote for their favorite player whether they deserve to be there on merit or not. And this home field advantage thing, well that's just unimportant to me. And not because my team wouldn't benefit from it anyway.
Now here's the part that disgusts me. The fans. Apparently a Mets fan was overheard stating that it's fantastic that Matt Harvey hit Robinson Cano in the first inning last night with a pitch inside that caught his knee. During his in-game interview, Harvey apologized. And Cano sort of "winked" at Harvey while coming off the field and out of the game. So the players were adult about it, but the fans weren't? As a Mets fan, I felt horrible about it. Too bad more fans don't see it my way.
Then there are the Yankee fans who are criticizing the Mets for their on field tribute to Mariano Rivera. Personally, I thought the Mets and Fox did an outstanding job with that. What Fox did NOT do an outstanding job on is covering the host team's players. They showed the crowd cheering for Harvey and David Wright more than they showed Harvey and Wright themselves. Major fail.
But no matter what would have been done for Rivera, it wouldn't have been good enough for Yankee fans.