Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The MLB All Star Game

For the second year in a row, a Nats reliever got the win after pitching to one batter and going a third of an inning. But the baseball all star is the most annoying and overall worst all star game there is in professional sports.

The rosters are way too big. It's like little league where everyone is invited and everyone gets to play. This is supposed to be the pinnacle of the sport!

I hate that it affects home field advantage in the World Series. But if it's going to, then it shouldn't be played like an exhibition game. Does it count or is it an exhibition? Baseball needs to decide.

Reducing the number of roster spots would force managers to play it more like a real game, which is what we want to see.

There are way too many promotions. Some are noble, but the whole thing makes the game feel like a torturously long infomercial.

I hate the DH. It has no place in baseball, except in the all star game. I'm glad it was there last night.

I also liked that the players wear their team uniforms and not some garbage AL or NL uniform.

Other than those two aspects, the all star game is a waste of time that always leaves me feeling sad when it ends (when I actually watch it). It is a poor celebration of the game of baseball and needs to be radically retooled.

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