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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Rendon: Baseball on TV too boring

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Anthony Rendon, one of the biggest snubs from this year's Midsummer Classic, evidently isn't too disappointed about spending the All-Star break at home.

The Washington Nationals star infielder said he didn't even watch Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Anthony Rendon
Anthony Rendon has been one of the Nationals' top players this season, leading the team with a .287 batting average with 13 homers and 53 RBIs.

"I don't watch baseball (on television) -- it's too long and boring," Rendon said in a recent interview with the Washington Post.

Rendon, who is enjoying a breakthrough season, told the Post that he rarely watches baseball and prefers networks like the History Channel.

The 24-year-old Rendon also told the newspaper that he does not talk about baseball when he visits his family during his time off. He said before the All-Star break that he was looking forward to four days of rest from baseball.

"I have a bed at home waiting for me to sleep in," Rendon told the Post. "It's a good four-day vacation. We have a long season ahead."

Rendon is batting a team-leading .287 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs this season, his first full year in the majors. The former first-round draft pick was a finalist for the NL's All-Star Final Vote.

"I think he's understanding the league a little more," Nationals manager Matt Williams told the Post. "We have to realize how young he is, certainly to the big leagues."