Mr. Monkey has tickets to all of the 2010 All-Star festivities.
I accompanied him on Sunday. He went to the Home Run Derby Monday night and will be going to the All-Star Game Tuesday night with his buddy Mr. Denver.
Of course, I was excited about the Culinary All-Star Competition.
Some of the contenders...
Colorado Rockies: Chicken burrito, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole.
New York Mets: Twisted sausage and pepper sandwich, spicy chipotle mayonnaise.
Atlanta Braves: Smoked BBQ pulled pork, jalapeño corn muffin, caramelized onions, cabbage slaw.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Pastrami sandwich, tomatoes, vodka slaw dressing.
Philadelphia Phillies: Summer hot dog, pickled red onions, salsa, chipotles mayonnaise, cucumbers.
Boston Red Sox: Lobster roll on grilled bun.
Anaheim Angels: Halo Dog with bacon, jack cheese, charro beans, Anaheim peppers.
Toronto Blue Jays: Canadian whiskey-smoked BBQ ribs.
Kansas City Royals: Kansas City Stack -- seasoned rib-eye, cheese, bacon, sauteed mushrooms, onion rings, BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickle.
Baltimore Orioles: Crab Dog -- hot dog topped with creamed crab, shredded cheese, cherry pepper slices.
Oakland Athletics: Jalapeño jack sausage atop mac 'n' cheese with green ketchup.
Oh, yeah, there was sort of a game, too.
She not only pitched, but she hit a home run -- the first ever by a woman at this event!
Bo still knows baseball. He knocked it out of the park.
Jon Hamm and James Denton
Handsome Mad Man and Desperate Househusband on second base.
Did A.C. Slater letter in baseball? Go, Bayside!
A little homage to our friend Mr. Cruiser's brother -- he plays Alcide on True Blood.