Were you watching the ESPYs, Commissioner Bud Selig? You should have been because Brian Wilson showed us how to save baseball's All-Star Game.
One word, Commissioner: Embarrassment.
Clearly that was why Wilson chose to walk the red carpet wearing a skin-tight, one-piece Spandex tuxedo. He was taking a bullet for baseball by showing us how embarrassing it would be to go to work like that every day -- even without the beard.
So forget winning home-field in the World Series. Everyone knows that only helps the Red Sox or Yankees in the American League -- and the Yankees still don't show up for the All-Star Game anyway. In the National League it can help Philadelphia or maybe Atlanta but the Braves will choke even if they do get home-field.
So create a situation that threatens everyone -- losing league must wear Spandex for the rest of the season. And that includes the managers, which would really be a sight to see -- or not.
One more thought: The Commissioner wears Spandex no matter which league wins. After all, you did say you would be retiring soon, right?
Now a few more notes from the week that was before moving on to the Brunch's main courses prepared by some of our best:
• My apologies if this is late appearing on Page 2. I'm still stuck in traffic outside the Kentucky Speedway.
• Hey, Roger Clemens, nobody is watching -- go ahead and laugh.