OK, maybe that's a little too strong of a comparison. But I loved every second of it, even if it's not really baseball.
But it really was some kind of sport, and who couldn't love the end with the little kids mobbing Prince Fielder like a Roman hero?
And who couldn't love the Rangers' Josh Hamilton last year for asking his legion coach to throw to him? And really, who couldn't love it when the media made idiots of themselves making it sound like Josh was giving up his chance at winning the contest, and he starts parking them in the parking lots? (Even when he quit hitting in later rounds, it was just because Josh tired, not "old" Clay. (I wanna be old like Clay.)
So was it just a freak show?
Remember, when the All Star Game first started they called it a freak, til they "Repackaged it" as "The Mid-Summer Classic."
Hey, they my wife and daughters even stayed to watch the softball game with me! That's fun.