We are in the midst of the dog days of summer.
Hopping on the computer, it is July 3 through August 11th when Sirius, the Dog Star which is the brightest star in the night sky, rises in conjunction with the sun.
In the baseball business it is also known as the time of the year where the temperature and the humidity reach the highest point.
Thus we have the Major League Baseball All-Star-Break.
I thought baseball’s All-Star game was the greatest thing ever when I was 10-years-old. I wanted to miss out on two weeks of char broiling in the Osoyoos desert sun on family vacation to stay home and watch just one night that featured the mid-summer classic.
I dreamt of how awesome it would be to see members of the Big Red machine, catcher Johnny Bench and Pete Rose (with his Helen Reddy do) play on the same National League team with Gary Carter of the Expos and Steve Garvey of the Dodgers. Man, were they white. They would square off against Reggie Jackson, baseball’s best hitter Rod Carew and pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, (yes the dude who talked to the ball on the mound) of the American League.
Now they have the home run derby which is lame and the best part about the all-star game is the player introductions despite the fact MLB has made the game significant, as it decides which league has home field advantage in the World Series.
It would be more fun to play the video game MLB 15: The Show in All-Star mode.
If you are in a similar position now, take the vay-kay, Have some S’mores and look for the Dog Star.