All-Star Haiku: NL 3, AL 1

National League All-Stars Scott Rolen of the Cincinnati Reds, Marlon Byrd of the Chicago Cubs and Matt Holliday (L-R) of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after scoring on a double by Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann in the seventh inning of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Anaheim, California July 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

At Tuesday night's game
The nation learned what we knew
Byrd's full of hustle

A walk and a run
Game saving defensive play
Should be MVP

Marlon Byrd was the only Cubs player on the National League All-Star team, but he certainly made a difference in the game.  He drew a walk and scored the NL's third run.  But then came the most important defensive play of the game, when Byrd decided not to dive for a catch (he tried and missed earlier in the game) but to play the hop and throw out David Ortiz to thwart an American League rally in the ninth.  So, thanks to a member of the Chicago Cubs (who should have been the game's MVP) the National League ended their All-Star game futility.  Speaking of which ... 

National League wins
For first time in fourteen years
You call that a drought?


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Tags: All-Star Game, Cubs, Marlon Byrd

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