Tag: All Star Game

Jul 07

All Star Game Drama? Raise the Stakes.

My disdain for major league baseball’s All Star game format is well documented. I’ve written about it twice (here and here), and I’d write about it even more if I wouldn’t come across as some sort of baseball curmudgeon who hates all things fun. I have that particular area covered when I write about the …

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Jun 24

Let’s Fix the All Star Game!

Thanks to Royals mania and the collective joie de vivre of the Kansas City baseball fans, there are seven Royals projected to start the All Star game. This, apparently, is a bad thing. Somehow Royals’ fans of all ages voting for their favorite players to make the All Star game has turned MLB’s summer showcase …

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Jul 17

Torii Hunter Ruined Baseball

Torii Hunter ruined baseball.  It is a little known fact, and it is unquestionably true.  Torii Hunter was once so good at catching baseballs that he ruined baseball as we know it.  Watch Hunter’s evil deed for yourself: It was the 2002 Midsummer Classic, in Milwaukee, the very backyard of Commissioner Bud Selig no less, …

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Jul 10

Time to Get Out and Vote, NL Style

(This is part two of a two part series covering my All Star Fan Vote. I know you can’t wait to read this important news so here’s the link to part one.) In a previous article I discussed the credentials for the various AL All Star Fan Vote candidates, and in this article I’d like …

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Jul 10

Time to Get Out and Vote, AL Style

(This is part one of a two part series covering my All Star Fan Vote. I know you can’t wait to read this important news so here’s the link to part two.) I’ll admit that I don’t take the MLB All Star game all that seriously. That’s not to say that the players shouldn’t be …

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