If the San Francisco Giants win the World Series this year, their fans can say they made an impact.
A pair of Giants wearing fluorescent orange spikes delivered big blows -- Pablo Sandoval with a bases-loaded triple and Melky Cabrera with a two-run home run -- to lead the National League to an 8-0 rout of the American League on Tuesday night in the All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium. Read More
The American League has exposed the Giants.
The Giants were zipping along against National League teams, especially weak sisters like the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres, who are dueling for the dubious distinction of the worst team in the league which, because the National League is the weaker of the two leagues, means the worst in baseball. Read More
For National League fans, this will be the last season of watching the 19th-century version of baseball. Next year, the NL has to adopt the designated hitter.
The change will come because, with the move of the Houston Astros to the American League, both leagues will have 15 teams, meaning there will be an interleague game every day of the season. Read More