I watched the end of the MLB All-Star Game last night. I missed Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park home run, alas, but did see the post-game when he was declared MVP and presented with a Chevy SUV hybrid. It’s a step. Maybe next year, the All-Star MVP will be presented with free solar panels for his house. Yeah, and maybe the National League will win. Ooh, burn!

Or, maybe by next year, there will be no more baseball, as hungry beetles and climate change are taking a toll on ash trees used for baseball bats. Is America’s Favorite Pastime destined to become Wiffle ball?