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Thursday, July 14, 2016

No one watched the 2016 MLB All-Star game

If the players and managers don’t really care, why should we? It’s an exhibition game in the middle of the season.

On top of that, no one really cares that the game determines home field advantage in the World Series anymore. The players are there to enjoy themselves, as are the managers. No one is treating this like a real game. That’s not a criticism. Above all, the event should be fun.

The numbers are in the article.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 14, 2016 at 05:42 PM | 53 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Canadian All-Star Michael Saunders reacts to anthem incident - SBNation.com

Canadians are such trouble makers.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 13, 2016 at 07:55 AM | 68 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game, michael saunders

How modern media killed the All-Star Game

Every generation has great players. As for his complaint about the game not being special any more…who cares? I’d much rather watch all the games I can now *every single day* than get all excited about watching one *special* meaningless exhibition game in the middle of the season.

The players are still great even if it’s about as hard as it has ever been to get a hit, so dominant has pitching become. And my generation certainly was spoiled by living during a time when many of the game’s greatest legends played. Whatever the reason, I just don’t sense the same sense of anticipation for the All-Star Game.

In addition to the absence of the unknown, it might also be our 24/7 world in which there is little time for reflection because the next event is rushing toward us even as the most recent event is being analyzed to death.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 13, 2016 at 07:19 AM | 104 comment(s)
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AL wins fourth straight All-Star Game over NL | MLB.com

“It’s baseball; we face All-Stars all the time,” Harris said. “It’s no different. You just want to do your job, and now the game counts for so much. With home-field advantage, there’s a little bit extra on the line which makes it that much more fun.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 13, 2016 at 06:46 AM | 17 comment(s)
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Jeff Passan on Twitter: “A giant tree limb fell on my deck and destroyed the railing today. But at least I’m not @Mike_Ferrin. https://t.co/NKqU3Lbp1z”

Hmm.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 07, 2016 at 09:27 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game, mike ferrin, mlb network radio

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

MLB—Bad teams shouldn’t keep stars out of All-Star Game

There once was a time when every team in baseball deserved to have an All-Star to call its own. Unfortunately, that time was, oh, about 1957. Not now.

So on Tuesday night, when the 2016 All-Star teams were announced, Eduardo Nunez wound up on this team—as the Minnesota Twins’ mandatory rep—but Carlos Correa didn’t.

And Alex Colome was on this roster—as the Tampa Bay Rays’ designated All-Star—but Aroldis Chapman wasn’t.

The Philadelphia Phillies had to have an All-Star, too, so Odubel Herrera will be jetting to San Diego. Not that he hasn’t had a nice year. But Starling Marte won’t be there (unless he wins the Final Vote nuttiness). And neither will Gregory Polanco. And that’s just crazy.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 06, 2016 at 03:25 PM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game, all stars

 

 

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