All-Star Week

July 15, 2013
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This is the week of the major league All-Star Game. To increase interest in a dying tradition, the League inserted the stipulation that the winner of this game would be the home team in the World Series. This has increased interest again, but it is not a very good incentive for the team that wins the most games during the year and still winds up the road team in the Series. The best way to build interest is to find a way to make it a true All-Star game, but I am not sure the fans would like this. The fans want to see their favorite players play and this often means a has-been star or all-star with a .200 batting average getting to start over a young phenom who is having a super year. Everyone knows the best way to pick an all-star team is to have the managers choose them, but that leaves the fans out; and thus, down goes the interest level. You could let sports writers pick them, but they all have agendas; so you would have the hall of fame vote prejudices all over again. Having the rule that all 30 teams be represented adds more to the lack of a true all-star team. One idea might be to have the managers pick the starters and then the fans pick the rest. This would at least get the top players of that season in and the fans would still get their choices. Oh, well, I didn’t settle it, but let’s all watch it anyway!

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