I'd never been.
This McDonald's All American Game is unbelievable.
That those giant people are all in highschool and they're all in one place on one night is both freaky and super cool.
They do the intro with the loud music and the kids run onto the court with thier picture and name and highschool and where they're going to play in college up on the jumbotron.
I think on the boys team we counted 5 guys committed to Kentucky.
Anyway, there was this kid named Aaron Gordon who was just astonishing.
One man obviously couldn't believe his eyes.
Not quite a man amongst children, but just about.
It really was an exhibition in that, yes there were some amazing swats but it was mostly about dunks.
I can't tell you how many times we saw a half court pass to a wide open guy who then got to jump up about 20 feet, spin around, flip the ball around and through the legs, look at the jumbotron, make a quick wave to mom and finally dunk without looking.
Really great show.
The girl's game had 6'5" Mercedes Russell who was amazing too.
Anyway, while that was going on ex-Astro Wandy Rodriguez was busy blanking the Cubs on a night I heard had a wind chill of 20 something.
Pirates 3 Cubs zeeero.
2 miserable hits.
So...lucky for me I didn't get to see.
Here's what I promise I'll hear about 100 times today:
"THERE GOES THE UNDEFEATED SEASON. WUH HUH HUH HUH HUH!"
You know... just don't.
It's an 11:45 am start today with lefty Travis Wood on the mound.
Remember, it was between Wood and Carlos Villanueva to take the 5th starter role while Scott Baker's elbow was supposed to be ready towards the end of this month.
But then Garza's lat, then Baker's elbow, and now both Wood and Villanueva are in the rotation.
So... GO TRAVIS!
This is a HUGE opportunity and don't think about it any other way.