Giant Mistakes Turn Into Giant Victory for NL

July 11, 2012 12:00 AM

Giant Mistakes Turn Into Giant Victory for NL

" One of the most frustrating things in life is when you're right, you know you're right, the world pretty much agrees you're right and none of it winds up mattering in the least.

When you're right, you want the people on the other side of the issue to go down in flames so that everyone knows that they messed up and should have listened to you all along. The worst-case scenario is that the other side winds up doing just fine and you wind up looking like someone who takes everything way too seriously.

The All-Star Game is just one of those times. Mets fans were correctly furious that neither R.A. Dickey nor David Wright would be starting in Kansas City as a result of their terrific first halves, but all of that fury felt pretty ridiculous by the end of the first inning.

Pablo Sandoval, starting at third instead of Wright, hit a bases-loaded triple and Matt Cain, pitching over Dickey, ripped through the American League lineup to point the National League on their way to an 8-0 win "

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