A few comments:
1) Hooray! Allard Baird is gone! I feel bad saying that, because I feel his heart was really into the Royals organization. I just don't think he has what it takes to be a successful GM. Too many questionable moves, not quite the eye for talent that the Royals need. Not that it's solely his fault that the Royals have sucked - it goes from the top (please sell, Mr. Glass) to the bottom. I feel better about the future now though. I do wonder if Buddy Bell is next on the axe list once Moore starts as the GM. I think he has the hard-ass mentality the Royals need from a manager but he's never proven himself to be a winning manager.
2) The All-Star balloting system is worthless. I have said that in the past, and I will continue to say so. Jim Edmonds on top as an All-Star right now? Pfft. I still think the weight of the balloting needs to be split among media, players, and the public. Then again the powers that be gave the AL Rookie of the Year to a guy that hit .237 with 140 Ks and 19 errors a couple of years ago.
3) Roger Clemens. *yawn* Please, just stay in retirement. Coming out of retirement - again - to weasel $22M out of the Astr...er...help the Astros win the division.
4) Have there been more injuries this year, or is it just that there is a god and he hates my fantasy baseball team? I lost Derrick Lee and Contreras earlier, not to mention (literally) a good 8-10 other players. Now Kent goes down. It just seems there are a lot of people getting hurt, particularly big-name players.