Used to be that the MLB All-Star Game would wrap up in mid-July and sports fans would wake up the next day …
… to a day-long sports-starved wasteland.
But not so fast, my friends! There are TWO Major League Soccer games today, including Toronto FC vs. Chivas USA (two of the three worst teams in the league).
But hey, what about that 17th stage of the Tour de France, right? There might be a new champ this year and it’s always fun to see those guys cruise past great scenery. Oh, it already happened this morning because of the time difference? Cool.
The WNBA also has two games. Seattle-Tulsa (pictured) are two of the league’s worst teams, while Atlanta-Los Angeles features two of the top squads. (If you knew either of these salient points, you were probably already going to watch. Moving on.)
Still feeling lost, like the interminability of no football, basketball, and hockey can’t fill the void of a sporadic, baseball-only diet that still requires this day-long fast? Isn’t there some salvation on the horizon?
THE ESPY AWARDS ARE TONIGHT! Tim Tebow jokes! B-list actors and disinterested athletes reading teleprompters! Awkward laughs! You just try and think of a more life-fulfilling way to end the (not!) slowest sports day of the year.
Baseball will be back Friday. Stay thirsty, my friends.
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