I thought it was cool how both managers gave a lot of different pitchers a chance to play. Usually the starter is left in 2 or sometimes 3 innings.
Both managers used exactly 9 pitchers, with a different pitcher in each inning. Nice the hometown guy won MVP too.
I watched the whole game, sorting cards, talking with the wife, playing with the dogs, doing stuff on ipad, and it was over before I knew it. Even though the official time was 2:48, it went so fast. Very pleasant game.
For once the HR derby was actually more exciting than the All-Star game. I mean, generally I only watch the AS game to follow certain players and once they are all taken out I just turn it off but I almost never watch much of the HR derby...generally after the first round I get bored and stop watching....but man, this year was intense!