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That's right, just like it says above, Louisville Cardinals are regular season and won the Big East tournament which gave them the overall #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Basketball Tournament. They beat Syracuse in the Big East tournament final 76-66 to capture their first Big East title, and with this the Cardinals are looking strong to capture their 3rd NCAA championship. All the best of luck to them.
First built in 1923, Yankee Stadium has held many memories including the 26 World Series Champions, papal masses, other religious rallies and entertaining matches. This being the last year for the house that Ruth built, it made sense for the house to host the All-Star game before the walls came down.
The ceremony began with the naming of the American and National league rosters, and as well as a tribute to the many hall of famers including: Ozzie Smith, Hank Aaron, etc.
The Starting pitchers for the game were as posted: Pitching for the American League was Cliff Lee (Indians) and for the National league Ben Sheets (Brewers).
Throughout the first few innings of the game, it seemed to progress as each batter just swung and really nobody made an effort to bring in a run. It wasn't until later in the game when for the National league, Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday hit a Homerun off Angels pitcher Ervin Santana to put the NL up 1-0. The National league would add another run on an Adrian G. (Padres) rbi to put them up 2-0.
In the bottom of the 7th, Reds pitcher E.Volquez pitched to Red Sox outfielder J.D Drew who hit a two run Homerun to tie the game at 2-2.
After that, the really game began with the American league giving up another run on an error when Red Sox closer Jonathan .P and the defense allowed the National League to take the lead at 3-2. In the bottom of the same 8th inning, the AL would come back when Mets pitcher Billy Wagner allowed a hit to Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore. Sizemore would then steal second base, and thanks to Rays 3rd baseman E.Longoria who hit a double bringing in Sizemore and tying the game at 3-3.
The game eventually went into extra innings, and everybody did all that they could to win the game. Yankees closer M.Rivera did all that he could to keep the game going, and thanks to him the AL was still alive. The star of the extra innings game had to be both bullpens and defense for the American and National league. During this time we saw three errors from Marlins 2nd baseman Dan Uggla. A great assist from Pirates OF Nate McLouth to home plate to prevent the AL from winning the game. During this time we also saw both teams load the bases, but could not bring anybody home due to the excellent defense from both teams. Towards the 14th inning of the game, the AL had no more bench players and were left with only Rays pitcher S.Kazmir in the pen. Meanwhile the NL had used the majority of their bench players and were left with Phillies closer Brad Lidge.
It was finally in the bottom of the 15th when the AL would put this game away. They would face Brad Lidge, and it began with a single from Twins 1B Justin Morneau, another from Rays catcher D.Navarro, and a walk to J.D Drew. With the bases loaded Rangers shortstop Micheal Young hit a sac fly to right. Brewers OF Corey Hart threw to home plate while Morneau was tagging and just by a hair... the AL had finally won and everyone could go to sleep.
A big congrats to Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D Drew who won the MVP for the All-Star game. He went 2-4 with the 2 run HR that got the AL hitting. He also had a stolen base.
All I can say is what an all-star game and for me even as a Sox fan, it's going to be difficult to see Yankee Stadium be teared down, so I'll let this sign say it all:
The book, "Into the Wild" tells the story of a young man named Christohper McCandless who ventures off into the wild after graduating from college. The reason why he decides to abandon life and explore the pacific northwest, mostly Alaska is that he becomes sick of society and what it has to offer. He believes he can solve all of his life problems and conflicts if he just goes off to explore the wild. Sadly while on his exploration he perished in a bus that he called "magic bus" where moose hunters discovered his dead body, and test results found that he had died of poisonous plants in 1992.
After his exploration, a book was later published titled "Into the Wild" by John Krakauer.
But I'm here to discuss the movie that was released in September. It is directed by Sean Penn who was able to turn the book into an exciting film which tells the story of Chris' journey from the East Coast to Alaska and the many people and events he runs into . When I saw this film, I knew what to expect after reading the book in high school, but while watching the film I was blown away with first the soundtrack, which might I add is addicting for me so far. The film is backed up with Pearl Jam's front man Eddie Vedder who provides songs that match the music to the feeling of McCandless in the film. The cast of this film was well put together with Emile Hirsch playing McCandless, Marcia Gay Harden and William Hurt playing his parents, Vince Vaughn playing the grain elevator boss Wayne Westerberg, and veteran Hal Holbrook playing Ron Franz. As for my review for this film, I strongly recommend this movie for anyone who read the book, and for those who have not, it dosen't hurt to watch unless you are a sensitive person who can not handle death or the cutting up of an animal. Returning back to the soundtrack, the music of Vedder indeed keeps you part of the film, and especially now since he won a Golden Globe award for the song "Guarenteed" in the film. After all that it does indeed deserve all of the Oscar buzz, (even though it might not win best picture) it is an emotional movie that will have you thinking about Mccandless and what he decided to do with his life after college.
Review: 10 out of 10
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