Remember when Jeter, A-Rod, and Nomar were the greatest shortstops in the game and Tejada was a step below them? Not anymore. Tejada's the best shortstop in baseball and maybe the best overall player in the game. The All Star game and Tejada's prodigious homerun reminded America of Tejada's status in the game.
One of the reasons I can't stand the unbalanced schedule is I have to see boring teams like the Devil Rays play the Red Sox over and over again instead of seeing the Sox play interesting teams like the Twins and Angels more often.
I used to also complain that I had to watch the Orioles along with the Devil Rays. However, now with Tejada and Roberts (Brian not Bip), the Orioles are an exciting team to follow.