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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Nightengale: MLB kills ‘this time it counts’ for stronger All-Star Game incentive

The idea was ridiculed from the outset, and the slogan mocked.

This time it counts.

Really, no one liked the idea that the All-Star Game winner determined home-field advantage in the World Series.

But you know what?

It actually worked.

The All-Star Game was immeasurably better after the 7-7 tie in the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee.

Players actually stuck around until the end of the game. Managers managed the game as if it were a game that meant something. There were players even picked for the game based on their versatility that could come in handy in the late innings….

Everyone seems thrilled that home-field advantage will now actually go to the World Series team that has the best record.

Yet, the repercussions could come as quickly as July 11 when the 2017 All-Star Game will be in Miami.

Will this become as meaningless and boring as the All-Star Games in the NBA and NHL, where no one plays defense? Will it become nothing more than a nine-inning home-run derby?

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: December 01, 2016 at 08:01 PM | 45 comment(s)
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

ESPN: Ranking the All-Stars Based on Fun

7. Bartolo Colon—Then there’s Bartolo, who is larger than life. His home run was the most fun event of the year. Well, unless you’re James Shields.

He ranks Jon Lester #31 out of #68. He’s a great pitcher, but I’d have him a lot lower than that.


Saturday, July 09, 2016

McShane: Bartolo Colon named to National League All-Star team

For pinch-hitting duties, right?

Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has been named to the National League All-Star team. The 43-year-old takes the place of Madison Bumgarner. This will be Colon’s fourth All-Star appearance and first since 2013, when he made the game as a member of the Oakland A’s.

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: July 09, 2016 at 11:26 AM | 12 comment(s)
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